What to Do After Sustaining Injuries in a Parking Lot Accident

Parking lot accidents are unfortunately common due to poor design or negligence acts. If you have been recently injured in a parking lot accident, you are likely looking to recover compensation. To learn more about how you can file a valid personal injury claim, continue reading. For assistance with your upcoming claim, give our Hillsborough County slip and fall lawyer a call today. Here are some questions you may have regarding your parking lot accident:

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What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents?

The most common causes of parking lot accidents are typically forms of negligent maintenance or improper design. The following are the most common factors to cause parking lot accidents:

  • Inadequate security
  • Standing water
  • Insufficient parking lot lights
  • Potholes
  • Failure to remove weather-related hazards

What steps should I take after being injured in a parking lot accident?

You must have a plan after being injured in an accident due to no fault of your own. Consider taking the following steps while you are still at the scene of your accident to increase your chances of filing a successful claim:

  1. Call the police. The police will conduct a report to document the accident. They will also bring an ambulance to the scene.
  2. While you wait for the ambulance, if you are able to, photograph the scene of the accident and any hazards that are relevant. Also, photograph your injuries.
  3. If there were any witnesses to your accident, collect their contact information including their name, email address, and phone number.
  4. As soon as the ambulance arrives, seek medical attention. Even if you do not immediately feel symptoms of a severe injury, it is best to be observed by a professional.
  5. Once your treatment is complete, collect all relevant medical documentation. These documents should state the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
  6. Reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you deserve.

What is the statute of limitations for parking lot accident claims in Florida?

In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally four years. This means that you must file your claim within four years from the date of your parking lot accident to avoid being permanently time-barred from suing. The sooner you can bring attention to your claim, the better. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. Our Tampa personal injury lawyer is prepared to fight for your right to compensation. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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