These slip and fall cases often result in disputes regarding which persons are responsible for maintaining the parking lot. The property owner may have contracted with another person that manages the parking lot’s operations. Also, the owner and parking lot manager may have contracted with additional persons for overall maintenance of the lot. An experienced slip and fall attorney will conduct a thorough investigation, including obtaining all contracts relating to the parking lot, to determine all at-fault persons.
However, the insurance company’s lawyers may argue that your own negligence caused or contributed to your fall and injuries, and therefore, you should be partially or fully liable for your injuries and damages. For example, they may argue that the dangerous condition was “open and obvious” to a reasonable person, and that a reasonable person would have avoided the condition. This is why it is important to hire an experienced slip and fall attorney, who will obtain maintenance records, surveillance videos, incident reports, prior complaints relating to the dangerous condition; and talk to witnesses.
Slip and falls at parking lots often result in significant injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, and spinal cord injuries. Victims of these slip and falls are entitled to compensations for their injuries. If you are injured in a slip and fall, you may recover compensation for the following:
Generally, lawsuits must be filed in Court within the applicable statute of limitations. Slip and fall cases must be filed within two years from the date of injury. If the plaintiff fails to file his or her lawsuit within such period of time, his or her case will be dismissed by the Court. As such, you should immediately contact a slip and fall attorney after your injury occurs.