John A. DeGasperis, Esq.

Ulster County Parking Lot Accident Lawyer

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Parking Lot Accident Lawyer

Parking lots are often dangerous places to be, and if you’ve been injured in a parking lot because of a negligent driver or property owner, you may need the services of an experienced Ulster County parking lot accident lawyer. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. today to learn more about parking lot accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been hurt in one.

Do I Need an Ulster County Parking Lot Accident Lawyer?

When someone is injured in an accident as a result of another party’s negligence, they often do not want to make a legal issue out of the injury, however, this does not change the fact that they are seriously injured and require compensation to heal. Our Ulster County personal injury lawyer is here to help all wrongfully injured persons throughout Ulster County obtain the compensation they need to move on with their lives.

Causes of Parking Lot Accidents

Parking lot accidents can occur as a result of negligent drivers or unsafe parking lot conditions. In many cases, parking lot accidents occur when pedestrians walk from their cars to their destination. Parking lot owners have a responsibility to ensure that their parking lots are safe for all pedestrians. When they fail to do so, pedestrians can sustain serious injuries as a result. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents are as follows:

  • Poor lighting
  • Inadequate security
  • Potholes
  • Standing liquids
  • Weather-related hazards (such as snow) left uncleared
  • Debris left in parking lots
  • Negligent signage

What to do After a Parking Lot Accident

After a parking lot accident, it is critical that you document the facts surrounding the incident. If you can, you should take the following steps:

  1. Call the police to the scene of the accident.
  2. Notify the property owner of your injury.
  3. Ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their name, phone number, and email address. They may corroborate your claim at a later date.
  4. Take pictures of the unsafe parking lot conditions that caused your accident.
  5. Receive medical treatment and obtain a copy of all medical documentation/bills associated with your injury.
  6. Consider speaking with an experienced Ulster County parking lot accident lawyer who can file a personal injury claim on your behalf.

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in NYS

The statute of limitations is the timeframe in which all those who’ve been wrongfully injured will have to take legal action against the party responsible for their injuries. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, typically three years. This means that in most cases, you must take legal action within three years of the date of your accident. Failing to do so will most likely result in you losing your right to sue.

Contact an Ulster County Parking Lot Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been injured in a parking lot accident due to no fault of your own, it may be in your best interests to speak with an experienced attorney to learn more about your options going forward. Our legal team cares about your well-being, and we will do everything we can to recover the compensation you need to move on with your life. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.