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Parking Lot Accidents in New Jersey | What to Know

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Contrary to popular belief, parking lot accidents happen frequently in New Jersey. If you were injured on the property of another, you may have the potential to recover damages for your injuries. The key to a successful personal injury claim is the ability for the injured to prove that the property owner was negligent in maintaining safe grounds for those who enter it, which resulted in their injury. Contact our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys today to discuss your case and your options.

What are the causes of parking lot accidents in New Jersey?

There are many ways in which someone can be injured in a parking lot. At Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, the causes of parking lot accidents that are seen most often include:

  • Snow, ice, or standing water left unattended
  • Potholes, uneven surfaces, and cracked surfaces
  • Poor lighting
  • Inadequate security
  • Hazardous material
  • Loose debris

What should I do after a parking lot accident?

If you were injured in a parking lot accident and are seeking to file a legal claim to recover damages, one of the most important things you can do is obtain as much evidence after the accident as possible. If you are able to do so, please follow these steps immediately after your accident:

  • Call 911 – The police will file a report and dispatch an ambulance to the scene.
  • Take photos and videos of the hazardous condition that caused your accident.
  • Obtain contact information from any witnesses to the accident. This can be beneficial later on when you are putting together evidence for your claim.
  • Seek medical attention to ensure that your injuries are properly treated. Ask your doctor to provide medical documentation outlining the origin of your injuries and their severity.
  • Retain an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney that can obtain any additional evidence that may be key to your case.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in New Jersey?

The state of New Jersey has laws that place a deadline, otherwise known as the statute of limitations on personal injury claims. The statute of limitations is 2 years from the date of the accident for most personal injury suits. In other words, if you do not file your claim within the statute of limitations, you will lose your opportunity to recover damages for your injuries and financial burdens.

Do not hesitate to get started on your legal claim today. Personal injury matters are time-pressing. Contact our firm today to get started on the process.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.

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