A modern, two-story building with large windows and a brick facade, surrounded by greenery. A well-lit parking lot with a few cars is in front. The sky is partly cloudy during a sunset, casting a warm glow on the scene.

If you have recently been in a parking lot, the thought of an accident most likely never crossed your mind. However, parking lot accidents occur every day, and they have the potential to change someone’s life forever. Fortunately, some laws exist to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Therefore, if you were someone who was injured in a parking lot accident, you must read on to learn more about your legal options going forward:

What can cause a parking lot accident?

Parking lot accidents can be caused by several factors, though generally, the root cause is the same: negligence. Very often, parking lot owners will neglect to take the necessary precautions to keep an area safe for the public. Unsurprisingly, this very often results in serious injuries. Some of the most common causes of parking lot accidents are failing to have snow or black ice removed within the legally acceptable period of time, having insufficient parking lot lighting, or failing to fix large potholes and areas of uneven pavement.

Whether you were injured due to a negligent parking lot owner or a negligent motorist in a parking lot, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. This is where our firm can help.

How do I know if I am entitled to compensation after a parking lot accident?

To recover financial compensation, you will first have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. If you were injured on someone else’s property, you will most likely be filing a premises liability lawsuit, which your attorney will help you prove. An experienced attorney will obtain security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard, witness statements verifying your claim, police reports, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, and more to prove your claim.

What is the statute of limitations in New York?

The statute of limitations in New York State is three years, meaning you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. However, if you wait too long, you will lose your right to sue. Reach out to our seasoned personal injury firm today so we can get the claims process started.

Contact our experienced Westchester County firm

Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of neglect in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.