Parking Lot Accidents

Parking lots aren’t usually a major source of concern because we use them every day. While it may not be immediately obvious to the average person, there are many ways in which a person can become seriously injured in a parking lot. A parking lot without adequate lighting or security can cause an innocent person to become the victim of a crime. A parking lot that is under construction can present trip hazards or slippery surfaces. An inattentive driver can back out of a parking spot and hit you or your car. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a hazard in a Las Vegas parking lot, you are in need of a serious law firm. The legal team at Lawrence C. Hill & Associates is experienced in holding premises owners liable for their negligence and obtaining significant compensation for our clients. If you have been injured in a parking lot, contact our firm to discuss your case.

Being injured in a parking lot can result in very serious injuries. Therefore, it is important to consider your legal options if you become a parking lot accident victim. Whether you have been the victim of a crime in a parking lot, a slip and fall in a parking lot, or a parking lot motor vehicle accident, there are several steps that you can take to help protect and preserve your rights:

  • Contact the police: If you have been the victim of a crime, you should contact the police. If the nature of your injury is a slip-and-fall or motor vehicle accident, a police report is often necessary for the insurance carrier to take your claim seriously.
  • Obtain medical care promptly: If you have been injured in any way, go see a doctor and get checked out. Some soft tissue injuries may take a day or two to begin hurting.
  • Document evidence: If you’ve slipped or tripped in a parking lot on ice, snow, or some other foreign object, take photographs as soon as you are able. Documenting the presence of ice or snow before it melts or is cleared can make all the difference in your case.
These steps are very important to take because personal injury cases require the plaintiff to fulfill the burden of proof. This simply means that they must prove that the property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazards and failed to fix them within a reasonable period of time, which ultimately caused the injuries.
If you have been the victim of a parking lot accident, retaining quality legal counsel is necessary. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today.