Commercial property owners have a duty to ensure that the parking lots which are attached to their establishments are safe. The commercial property owner who owns or maintains the parking lot must not only repair all known defects, the commercial property owner must also inspect the premises to determine if any unsafe conditions exist. If the property owner determines that an unsafe condition exists, the property owner must immediately rectify the situation.
Parking lot accidents can occur in various forms and for various reasons. Parking lot accidents can include slip and fall accidents as well as accidents due to inadequate lighting. A parking lot must always have adequate lighting to ensure that individuals who are walking through the parking lot can safety navigate their way through the lot. If the property owner does not have proper lighting and a person is injured, the property owner may be liable for the injuries the person suffers.
Another way in which a parking lot accident may occur is if the property owner fails to repair pot holes in the lot. A pot hole in a parking lot is hazardous for obvious reasons. If an individual unknowingly steps in a pot hole, the individual may fall, and substantial injuries may result. Parking lot owners must ensure that pot holes are detected and then immediately repaired.
Another way in which a parking lot accident may occur, is if the roadways to and from the parking lot are improperly designed. There are specific regulations which set forth how the entrances and exists to a parking lot must be designed. If a company or another responsible entity fails to properly design the entrances and exists to a parking lot, and a motor vehicle accident occurs, the owner and or entity responsible for the entrances and exits of the parking lot may be liable for the accident which resulted.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a parking lot accident, call our New Jersey personal injury lawyers as soon as possible. Our attorneys represent individuals who have been injured in parking lot accidents in all New Jersey counties and cities including the counties of Monmouth and Middlesex as well as the cities of Freehold and Woodbridge.
Our law firm will take on your parking lot accident case on a contingency fee basis. Additionally, our lawyers offer a free consultation on all personal injury matters. If you would like to speak to one of our attorneys call us today. We can help!
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