Potholes in parking lots can lead to a variety of injuries. If you have been injured as a result of a pothole in a parking lot, you may have a case against the property owner. One of the lawyers from Rosenberg & Gluck L.L.P. skilled in dealing with cases involving potholes in parking lots can build a case on your behalf and pursue any compensation to which you may be entitled. Contact our offices today at (631) 451-7900 to discuss your case with a member of our legal team.
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Conditions That Make Parking Lot Potholes Dangerous
Before determining who is liable, or determining how much compensation you may be entitled to, it’s important to look at the conditions that contribute to what makes some parking lot potholes so dangerous.
For example, poor visibility in a parking lot can lead to problems with potholes. If a parking lot has dim lighting or no lighting at all, then it may be possible to argue that the property owner failed to provide safe walking conditions for pedestrians passing through the parking lot. Similarly, if potholes are located in areas with poor sightlines, this can also create dangerous conditions for anyone walking in the parking lot.
When a property owner fails to maintain the pavement in their parking lot, potholes become a danger to anyone walking or driving in the area, and the property owner may be liable for injuries that someone suffers as a result.
Lack of proper parking lot maintenance can take on many forms, such as cracks in a parking lot’s pavement, uneven surfaces, and deep potholes. Some or all of these conditions may help to establish liability if they lead to a person’s injury or damage to a vehicle as the result of a pothole in a parking lot. Likewise, the lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck L.L.P. can also pursue compensation for injuries due to other dangerous parking lot conditions, including cracks and uneven surfaces. Those who are members of the senior population and those with disabilities may be even more vulnerable to the risks presented by potholes, cracks, and uneven surfaces in parking lots.
A lawyer can examine these conditions to determine who might be at fault, and how much compensation you may be entitled to as a result. Working with a lawyer who focuses on potholes and other defects in parking lots can give you the time you need to recover from any injuries you might have suffered, while your lawyer works on your case.
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Injuries from Falls Can Be Serious
According to the New York State Department of Health, injuries from falls “are the leading cause of injury-related deaths, hospitalizations and emergency department visits among adults 65 and older.” Complications from a fall can cause permanent injuries. Even some injuries that may seem minor at first can develop into more severe issues. In addition to seniors, those who have disabilities may be more at risk for the kinds of injuries that potholes and other parking lot defects can cause.
A lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck L.L.P. can offer you their assistance in breaking down risk factors, determining liable parties, and pursuing any compensation that you may be entitled to. They can also help to gather relevant evidence and act to defend your rights as you build a case.
Consider Laws Specific to New York State
As with most states, New York has specific laws and guidelines that apply to cases involving potholes in parking lots. Without legal knowledge, many of these laws are nearly impossible to interpret when trying to review them on your own. When you work with attorneys who focus on dealing with pothole incidents in New York, you can focus on recovering from the incident, while your attorney works on your case.
Your insurance policy may also affect your case. If involved in a motor vehicle collision related to a pothole in a parking lot, your No-Fault insurance should cover accident-related medical bills. New York requires no-fault insurance. No-fault insurance policies only recover basic expenses, such as medical bills and lost wages. The lawyers at Rosenberg & Gluck L.L.P. can look at any laws unique to New York state and help to defend you throughout the legal process.
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Act Fast to Keep Time Working on Your Side
Depending on the nature of your situation, you may have a limited amount of time in which to pursue a claim. According to New York State Senate CVP §214, in the event of a trip and fall incident, you generally have up to three years after the incident to file a case. This time period is shorter in some circumstances, including claims against municipalities. The sooner you act, the faster you can begin to gather the information needed to build your case. An attorney can advise you and help to make sure you meet all deadlines.
If you were involved in an incident involving potholes in a parking lot, call Rosenberg & Gluck L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900 to speak with a member of our team who can help you determine an accurate timeline for making your claim. Our Long Island lawyers experienced in litigating cases involving potholes in parking lots will help you every step of the way, and if a settlement can’t be reached, we are prepared to take your case to court.
Contact a Member of Our Team Today
Our Long Island lawyers experienced with cases involving potholes in parking lots are here to offer help and guidance as you navigate the legal process of dealing with a case involving potholes and other defects in parking lots. Our firm can also assist clients who speak Spanish. Get in touch with a member of our team today by calling the offices at Rosenberg & Gluck L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900.