Parking lot accidents are far from uncommon here in Jacksonville. Unfortunately, they often result in victims sustaining very serious, even life-changing injuries. If you were recently injured, you must continue reading and reach out to an experienced Jacksonville parking lot accident lawyer from Ansbacher Law to learn more about parking lot accidents and how we can help you through the claims process. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do most parking lot accidents happen?
Parking lot accidents can occur for a multitude of reasons. In some cases, they happen when two motorists collide. In other cases, they occur when one motorist collides with a pedestrian. In either of these cases, typically, one or more motorists are liable for the accident. That said, often, pedestrians are also injured in parking lots due to dangerous parking lot conditions. Some of the most common causes of parking lot pedestrian injuries are as follows:
- Poor lighting
- Slippery surfaces
- Uneven pavement
- Runaway shopping carts
- Inadequate security
- Negligent signage
How can I win compensation in a personal injury claim?
If you tripped or slipped and fell and sustained a serious injury as a result, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve sustained. To win a personal injury claim, you will have to hire a competent Jacksonville personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all of the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. This can include surveillance footage of your accident, pictures of the dangerous parking lot conditions, witness testimony, medical documents, police reports, and more. As long as we can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, you should receive the compensation you need to heal.
What is the difference between economic damages and non-economic damages?
Economic damages deal with the financial cost of an injury and compensate an accident victim for lost current and future wages from being unable to return to work, as well as the cost of any medical bills they’ve incurred as a result of their accident. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, deal with the intangible, but very real damages accident victims sometimes sustain, such as the loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement or scarring, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact our experienced Florida firm
Ansbacher Law is composed 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.