Kingston, NY Parking Lot Accident Lawyer
Representing Hudson Valley clients injured in parking lot accidents
Parking lots across the state of New York allow for easy access to a multitude of commercial, residential, and municipal properties, including schools, shopping centers, apartments, airports, and more. The owner of the property is responsible for the conditions of their parking facilities. They are obligated to monitor the surfaces regularly and reasonably keep their parking structures free of hazards. Some of these hazards can include
- Snow, ice, and standing water
- Uneven pavement, including cracks, potholes, and more
- Loose debris
- Slippery substances
- Poor lighting
If you have been seriously injured walking on the surfaces of a parking structure, you should consider your legal options. If you can prove negligence, you may have a valid personal injury case. Do not sit by and allow a negligent property owner to negatively impact your life and livelihood. If you need an effective attorney to represent your interests, contact Jeff Brody Injury Law.
Premises liability and negligence
If you can prove that a property owner knew or should have reasonably known about a hazard and did not take the necessary steps to fix the issue, you may have a personal injury claim. You may be able to recover damages to cover your medical bills, lost wages, legal fees, and pain and suffering. Most hazardous conditions on parking lot surfaces can be fixed. If you are injured because of the negligence of a property owner, you should contact an attorney immediately. Regarding weather-related conditions, property owners have a certain amount of time to clear their walking surfaces of snow and ice. Each municipality is different. If you were injured in a parking lot within the time allotted by the community, you may not be able to file a personal injury claim.
It is important that evidence is collected after a slip and fall accident. If you are seriously injured in a parking lot, call for medical help. When you tend to your medical needs, your injury, the place the injury took place, and the approximate time of the injury are documented and can be used to construct the case. If you are able, take pictures of what injured you. If it was snow or ice, documenting the hazard is time sensitive as weather conditions can change quickly and the negligent party will quickly address the issue. If anyone saw your injury, talk to witnesses that can corroborate your story.
Contact an Ulster County parking lot injury lawyer to represent your needs
Jeff Brody Injury Law is proud to be a legal resource for the people of Kingston, Ulster County, and the greater New York State area regarding personal injury matters. If you are injured in a parking lot because of a hazard that the property owner knew about or should have known about, you should contact our firm to help you through your legal options and passionately represent your needs in court. If you need our legal services, don’t hesitate to contact our Kingston firm for a free consultation.