Slip and Fall in Parking Lots
Who is Liable for a Slip and Fall Accident in a Parking Lot?
Parking lots are a common place for slip and fall accidents to occur. When you enter a parking lot, it is a good idea to always be aware of your surroundings, making sure that nothing is on the ground that could cause an accident. And if you do happen to slip and fall in a parking lot due to someone else’s negligence, there is one thing you should know: the landlord or tenant of the parking lot can be held legally responsible for your injuries.
How Does the Owners Liability Act Protect You
The Occupier’s Liability Act states that a property owner or tenant is liable to any person who suffers injury from a slip and fall accident on his/her property, depending on what the circumstances are. This means that if you’re shopping at a store and suffer injuries after slipping and falling in their parking lot, then you could potentially make a claim against that business for your injuries. It would also mean that if you slip and fall in someone’s driveway, which was clearly designated as private property, then they are liable to pay for any damages (and injuries) that you incur.
How Parking Lot Slip And Fall Accidents Happen
Parking Lot Slip and fall accidents often occur when a property owner fails in his/her duties to keep their parking lot in a reasonably safe condition. Generally, the following factors will be considered when determining if a property owner or tenant is liable for injuries suffered from slipping on their property:
- Whether the area had received any prior injury reports;
- The weather conditions at the time of incident;
- Lack of maintenance;
- Whether they had prior knowledge that the area could be hazardous; and
- Whether there were any debris, obstructions, etc. lying in the area.
- Accidents can also happen when people fail to properly clear their parking lots after a snowfall.
- Oil spills or other slippery substances in the parking lot
- Pothole or other damage to the surface of the parking lot
- Poorly lit parking lots
- Uneven ground or lack of proper warning signage
Contact Lundy Law the Parking Lot Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers Today!
If you’re the victim of a slip and fall accident in a parking lot, then it’s important that you contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer who can fight for the compensation that you deserve. At Lundy Law , we help people just like yourself get back on your feet after suffering injuries caused by another person’s negligence. To find out if you could make a claim for your injuries, contact us for a free consultation today!
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