Parking Lot Falls
Parking Lot Fall Lawyers in New York Who Fight For Victims
Parking lot slip and fall accidents in New York happen far more than many people might suspect. You might have been carrying a heavy grocery bag and didn't see the pothole in front of you. Perhaps the icy puddle next to your car was invisible due to poor parking lot lighting. Maybe the shopping mall parking lot was under construction and you lost your balance in an unmarked parking lot construction zone, dropping your shopping bags and breaking the vase you'd just splurged on. You tripped, slipped and fell down hard and now have a broken elbow because you landed on it, fractured fingers from breaking your fall with your hands, or shoulder and neck injury because you twisted as you fell.
No matter what parking lot fall injury you suffered, a serious injury demands serious attention. The parking lot owner may be liable. As seasoned parking lot fall injury lawyers in New York, we understand how to fight for clients' justice. We strive to hold the premises owner responsible and get our clients the compensation they need and deserve. The parking lot owner is supposed to keep shoppers as safe as possible. If found negligent, that owner is legally liable to pay for any medical treatment needed for injuries you sustained, lost wages if you can't work as you recover, as well as the vase that broke.
If I fall in a parking lot, who is responsible?
As with any injury claim, it depends on the circumstances. Typically, the property owner is liable (legally responsible) for injuries due to unsafe conditions in a parking lot. Usually, this means their insurance company needs to pay for your medical expenses, lost income, and other costs. However, other parties may be responsible for a parking lot accident as well, depending on the circumstances.
This might sound simple. But often, the property owner will deny doing anything wrong. As a result, you will likely have to demand the money you rightfully deserve. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced New York slip and fall parking lot accident lawyer on your side, handling your injury claim or lawsuit.
What are my legal rights if I slip and fall in a parking lot at work?
Again, it depends on the circumstances. If you are injured in the parking lot “in the course and scope of your employment,” then as with any other work injury, you should be eligible to receive workers’ compensation for your injury-related expenses, regardless of fault for the accident. There are only a few specific circumstances where you can’t get workers’ comp for a work injury. The downside in this situation is that you generally can’t sue your employer.
However, if the fall in the parking lot was outside the scope of your employment (e.g., if it was during your commute to and from work), then you may not be eligible for workers’ comp. In these circumstances, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim instead. However, you would have to prove that another party’s negligence caused your injury.
Can you sue for falling in a parking lot?
The short answer is yes, you can file a lawsuit for a slip and fall in a parking lot. However, you need to prove that the property owner or other responsible party was negligent and their negligence caused the injury.
Successfully filing a slip and fall accident lawsuit in New York can be extremely complicated. You also have to hit the applicable legal deadlines – usually three years, but it can vary depending on the circumstances. An experienced attorney can investigate the situation and explain all your legal rights and options. We also know how to advocate for the full amount of compensation you deserve for all your injury-related expenses.
How a dedicated New York parking lot injury attorney can help
If you slipped and fell in a parking lot, you may have sustained a knee injury - such as a torn meniscus or dislocated knee cap - that might not start hurting for weeks. A parking lot accident may result in a shoulder and neck injury, such as a torn rotator cuff or bicep tendon, or even a broken collar bone.
If you or a loved one is elderly and took a fall in a parking lot, you could have a broken hip or worse. Call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP today at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. Every conversation is confidential and personalized, and there is no obligation. We help New Yorkers pursue the compensation and closure they need.