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Who Is Responsible in a Parking Lot Accident?

Many people are under the false impression that parking lots are safe because everyone is presumed to be driving at lower speeds. However, nothing could be further from the truth as parking lots are the setting for countless accidents, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities each year. Parking lot accidents span in severity ranging from minimal fender benders to pedestrian casualties, usually at the hands of a distracted, impaired, or otherwise reckless driver. Many drivers are so focused on finding the “perfect” spot that they abandon all safety concerns amidst the crowds of vehicles and pedestrians, resulting in sudden stops or dangerous collisions.

Most parking lots and structures are private property, which means that determining liability and assigning responsibility can be quite complex as both negligent drivers and owners can be held liable for their role in your injury. Typically, parking lot owners will attempt every strategy to avoid being held legally answerable for the incident. However, private lot owners are responsible for creating and upholding a safe environment that is free of any hazards, including the following:

  1. Inadequate lighting
  2. Tight corners or sharp turns
  3. Limited visibility
  4. Unmarked or unclearly marked lanes
  5. Improper lot maintenance

As you can imagine, accurately determining liability after a parking lot accident requires an intricate investigation to correctly assign culpability. Only then can you embark on the process of holding the guilty parties accountable.

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If you are the victim of a parking lot accident due to no fault of your own, look no further than our impressive team at The Gilbert Law Group, P.C.® It is crucial you act quickly to ensure your claim is treated as fairly as possible, and we are prepared to go above and beyond to ensure you are satisfied with the outcome of your case. We will exhaust every option in our pursuit of justice on your behalf.

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