Given their convenience and ubiquity, we rarely if ever consider how dangerous parking lots can be. Parking lot accidents can leave you with severe, chronic injuries and conditions. Aside from scrapes and broken bones, you could suffer neurological impairment should you hit your head. This can threaten your physical, mental and financial well-being. If you’ve sustained injuries in a parking lot accident, please read on, then contact an experienced Chesterfield County premises liability lawyer to learn what you should do after a parking lot accident in South Carolina.
What you should do after a parking lot accident in South Carolina
First and foremost, you should contact emergency services: police, ambulance, etc. As you wait for first responders and assuming you are able, you should collect and document as much evidence as you can. This evidence includes all the insurance and contact information for the parties involved, photographs or videos of injuries, property damage and the accident scene in general. Besides keeping these for your records, you should share this information with the police and, later, your lawyer. Before you leave the scene, ask for a copy of the police report.
What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents in South Carolina?
Between unsafe conditions and sloppy drivers, parking lots present many hazards to pedestrians. Here are the most common causes of parking lot accidents in South Carolina:
- Inadequate pavement striping
- Potholes or cracks
- Lack of signage
- Poor lighting
- Puddles, snow and ice
- Distracted drivers
- Disregard for signs and traffic signals
- Failure to yield
How can a personal injury lawyer help you?
These hazards are not merely nuisances; they can be potentially deadly, especially for older adults or young children. Even if you yourself are cautious, you can’t account for another person’s negligence. Regardless of your share of the fault, you should not have to pursue compensation on your own. A skilled Chesterfield County personal injury lawyer will have the requisite time, resources and expertise to recover the damages you need to pay for medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of earning ability and more. More than just safeguarding your economic future, you will hold irresponsible individuals accountable, perhaps preventing another person from going through what you experienced. Let a qualified legal representative fight for you.
CONTACT A CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
No one should have to endure a serious injury at the hands of a negligent party on their own. If you’ve been hurt due to no fault of your own, we are here to fight for the justice you deserve. Time is of the essence, and we are ready to get the ball rolling at once. Contact the Cockrell Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation with our legal team.