Can I Sue After Being Injured in a Florida Parking Lot Accident?

Most of us do not consider parking lots to be particularly dangerous; we park, go about our day, and then we leave. However, unfortunately, there are times where parking lots can become extremely dangerous, and people can sustain serious injuries as a result. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about parking lot accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of parking lot accidents?

Parking lot accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons, though, perhaps unsurprisingly, they are most often a result of negligence. Some of the most common types of parking lot accidents we see are those involving two motorists colliding in auto accidents, one motorist colliding with a pedestrian, and pedestrians sustaining serious injuries due to unsafe parking lot conditions. No matter your injuries, if you were injured due to another party’s negligence, you most likely have grounds for a personal injury claim. 

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

If you are injured in a parking lot accident, the first thing you must do is call the police. From here, if you were injured in a slip and fall, you should take pictures of the unsafe parking lot conditions. However, if you were injured by a negligent motorist, you must ask him or her for their insurance information. Next, you should ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their contact information, including their name, phone number, and email address. Once you receive medical treatment, ensure you ask your doctor for all documentation pertaining to your injuries, and, finally, retain the services of a knowledgeable Jacksonville personal injury attorney who can obtain all additional evidence, such as security camera footage of the accident, needed to prove your personal injury claim. 

How long will I have to sue after sustaining an injury in Florida?

If you are injured in an accident, you will have a certain amount of time from the date of your accident to pursue a lawsuit against the party responsible. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, under most circumstances, four years, you will, generally, have four years from the date of your incident to take legal action against the liable party. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can begin fighting for the compensation you deserve and need. Give us a call today. 

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Ansbacher Law is comprised of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.