Parking Lot Accident Attorneys Serving Arizona
Parking lots are a part of daily life and are hardly considered dangerous because of how often we frequent them. The reality is that people become injured in parking lots all the time. Parking lot injuries often require the victim to work toward determining who the owner is in order to hold them responsible for their negligence. This can be an overwhelming task for a person to tackle as they recover from their injuries. The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub is here to help. Our firm provides individualized attention to each case and helps the victim recover maximum compensation. We have what it takes to find the parking lot owner and hold them accountable. If you have been the victim of a parking lot accident in Arizona, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with a legal team that cares.
Parking Lot Owner Negligence
Victims of parking lot accidents should be sure to retain the services of an experienced Arizona personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Parking lot owners in Arizona have a responsibility to the duty of care. This simply means that they must ensure that their property is safe. If they learn about a potential hazard that exists on the property, they must fix it as soon as possible. However, if they fail to do so and someone becomes injured, a property owner can be held liable. Some of the most frequent hazards that are the cause of parking lot accidents include loose debris, pavement problems, inadequate security, poor lighting, and dangerous weather conditions such as snow or ice.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
The injured party is required to prove that the parking lot owner was negligent. This is referred to as the burden of proof. Time is of the essence. Evidence must be collected and preserved. If a plaintiff doesn’t act quickly enough in obtaining evidence, the property owner may fix all issues in the parking lot before any photos or videos can be taken. The best thing a person can do before leaving the scene of the accident is to try and take photos and videos before leaving the scene of the accident. If there are any witnesses to the accident, it may be a good idea to collect their contact information so they can provide a statement later.
Statutes of Limitations
In the state of Arizona, it is important for injured parties to file their claim as soon as possible. All personal injury cases have to be filed within two years of the date of the accident according to the statutes of limitations. If an individual fails to file their claim within this timeframe, they will not be permitted to bring any legal action against the property owner.
Recovering Damages for an Injury
When an individual decides to take legal action against a parking lot owner because they were injured, they are often doing so with the goal of recovering compensation. Of course, they can only recover compensation if they are able to prove that the parking lot owner was negligent. If successful, the plaintiff may be able to recover financial and nonfinancial damages. Some of these can include the cost of medical bills, lost current and future wages, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.
Contact Weintraub & Weintraub
The attorneys at Weintraub & Weintraub understand what is at stake when an individual is injured because of the negligence of another party. We have the skill it takes to effectively fight for our clients when so much is on the line. If you need an attorney with your best interests in mind, contact Weintraub & Weintraub today.