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Most of us do not consider parking lots to be particularly dangerous. Unfortunately, under certain conditions, they can become extremely so. Please continue reading to learn more about parking lot accidents and what you should do if you are ever injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have for our experienced Westchester County personal injury attorneys:

What are some of the most frequent causes of parking lot accidents?

Parking lot accidents can happen for several different reasons, though they most frequently occur as a result of negligence. Some of the most common types of parking lot accidents are two motorists colliding in auto accidents, one motorist striking a pedestrian, or a pedestrian becoming injured due to unsafe parking lot conditions in slip and falls. 

What should I do if I am injured in a parking lot accident?

If you are injured in a parking lot accident, the first thing you should do is call the police, and from here, you should take pictures of the unsafe parking lot conditions that caused your accident and ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information. Additionally, if you were injured in an accident with another motorist, you must ensure you ask him or her for their contact information. Once you are treated in a hospital, do not leave without asking your doctor for all medical documentation concerning your injuries, and, finally, retain the services of an experienced Westchester personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.

How long do I have to sue someone for an injury sustained in a parking lot accident in NY?

If you are someone who has been injured in a parking lot accident, you will only have a certain amount of time, allotted in the statute of limitations, to take legal action against the party responsible. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, generally, three years, you will, generally, have three years from the date of your accident to sue the negligent party. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to fight for your right to a swift recovery today.


Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence 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.