Accidents In Parking Lots And Parking Garages In California
Few people realize how dangerous parking lots and parking garages can be. Drivers and passengers walking to and from parked cars are highly vulnerable to pedestrian accidents. With many drivers paying more attention to finding a parking spot or exiting quickly than to those walking around them, accidents can and do happen. These accidents often result in serious injuries and fatalities. The motor vehicle accident attorneys of Martinez & Schill LLP are experienced in handling car accident cases of all kinds. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident in a parking lot or garage, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Hazards In Parking Lots And Garages
While all parking lots can be hazardous, dimly lit parking garages can be even more dangerous. Attacks, assaults and robbery often take place in parking garages when they’re poorly lit and not properly secured. Additionally, lack of visibility around parking garage corners also contributes to pedestrian accidents. Many drivers in parking lots and parking garages drive far faster than recommended, which can result in deadly collisions with other cars, motorcycles and pedestrians. Even at relatively slow speeds, a collision with a pedestrian can cause grave injuries, including:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Lacerations and scars
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Wrongful death
These injuries can require extensive and expensive medical and rehabilitative care. If you are temporarily or permanently disabled, you will have lost wages to deal with as well. Our attorneys will aggressively pursue full compensation for all your damages, including pain and suffering. Hiring an experienced premises liability attorney immediately following your accident is essential. The scene needs to be investigated and witnesses need to be interviewed while the incident is still fresh in their minds. Our San Diego parking lot accident attorneys get to work right away to build your case for maximum financial recovery.
Schedule A Free Consultation
If you have been injured or a family member has been killed in a parking lot or parking garage accident, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with one of our personal injury lawyers. We will go over the specifics of your accident and explain your legal options. Our experienced San Diego personal injury attorneys take the time to answer all your questions and then start to build your case. We have offices located in San Diego and Riverside, and we represent clients throughout Southern California. Call our San Diego office at 619-512-5995 or our Riverside office at 951-290-3367.