Filing a Claim for a Parking Lot Collision on Long Island
A lot of times, crashes that occur in parking lots result in little to no injuries and minor damage. However, this does not mean that serious collisions in parking areas cannot produce serious injuries and result in major and costly damage to vehicles.
There are many different types of accidents that can happen in parking lots, including:
- T-bone crashes.
- Head-on collisions.
- Back-up crashes.
- Rear-end collisions.
Most of the time, these collisions are preventable if drivers pay attention to their surroundings. Since parking lots are small and condensed, they require careful maneuvering to avoid causing harm. There are a lot of moving components when it comes to navigating a parking lot, including bicyclists, cones, speed bumps, pedestrians, other cars, buses, and more. That is why motorists need to reduce their speed significantly when driving through these areas.
When a motorist fails to do this, collisions can occur. If another driver’s negligence caused your injuries, you may have the right to file a claim to their insurance company to seek rewards.
You should be aware that there is a deadline for filing a personal injury claim. Based on New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214(4), you generally have three years from the date of your crash to file a claim. If you fail to do so, you may forfeit any compensation you would have been able to collect. Exceptions apply in many circumstances that significantly shorten this time period, including when bringing a claim against a municipality or other governmental agency. Don’t delay, call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. as soon as possible to discuss all aspects of your claim.
Filing a personal injury claim takes time and effort, and if you submit one incorrectly or with information missing, you could jeopardize your case. Additionally, it can be very time-consuming and confusing when it comes to navigating the associated legal jargon. A parking lot accident lawyer in Long Island can help you process your claim so that you can reach a fair settlement. Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today to get started at (631) 451-7900.