Parking Lot Injury Attorney
Accidents and injuries are common just about anywhere, but a startling percentage of them occur in parking lots. Dark corners, inattentive drivers, and uneven surfaces make parking lots and garages hot spots for assaults and accidents.
If you or a loved one were the victim of a crime or accident in a parking lot, the personal injury attorneys at Hernandez Law Group, P.C. are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. We have several years of experience litigating premises liability cases and getting people compensation for injuries caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another. Contact us today to schedule a free and no-obligation consultation.
Who is at Fault for a Parking Lot Accident or Assault?
A car driver who hits another vehicle in a parking lot is at least mostly at fault for the car accident. They are also liable when they hit a pedestrian.
If a person gets assaulted in a parking lot or garage, the attacker is of course at fault. However, the owner of the lot or garage may also be held partially liable if they did not provide adequate security in the area. For example, poor lighting can make it easier for a perpetrator to sneak up on someone and attack them. This kind of negligent security may also contribute to parking lot vehicle accidents, so the property owner may be held partially liable for those as well.
In addition, slip and fall accidents are often preventable. Since parking lots are private property, it is up to the property owner to make sure that their lots are safe to walk through. If you slipped and fell in a parking lot and the accident was easily preventable, the attorneys at Hernandez Law Group, P.C. will make sure that the property owner is held responsible for their negligence.
Why is a Parking Lot Considered Private Property?
Parking lots and parking garages are on lots owned by private entities. These parking areas benefit the property owner and those who rent spaces on that property. Lots and garages make it more convenient for customers to get to businesses and renters to get to their apartments. These lots are not open for the public to freely use in any way they want.
For example, a person may not throw a party in a parking lot without the owner’s permission; this may hinder customers from reaching businesses and generating revenue. Because parking lots and parking garages are on privately owned land and are intended to benefit the property owner and not necessarily the general public, these parking areas are considered private property.
Parking Lot Hit and Run
After striking a parked car in a parking lot or parking garage, not all drivers stop and leave a note with their information. Additionally, some drivers will flee after hitting a pedestrian in a parking lot. If you or a loved one was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in a parking lot, the experienced attorneys at Hernandez Law Group, P.C. are here to help.
Parking Lot Injury Statistics
- Every year, over 60,000 people are injured and 500 people are killed due to being struck by a car in a parking lot or parking garage.
- Around 13% of all parking lot accidents lead to pedestrian fatalities
- Over 10% of property crimes take place in a parking lot or garage
- On average, over 400,000 people fall victim to a violent crime in a parking lot or garage every year
- Around 14% of all auto collisions occur in parking lots
- Hundreds of people get injured in parking lot slip and fall accidents every year
- Nearly half of all work-related pedestrian accidents occur in parking lots
- In 2007, 115,000 children were injured and 262 were killed in non-traffic car accidents
Some of these accidents aren’t preventable and are solely the fault of the perpetrator. However, if property owners take preventative measures – such as installing security cameras and providing adequate lighting – they could keep assaults and other crimes from taking place in their lots and garages.
If a property owner’s negligent security contributed to you becoming a crime victim, contact the experienced attorneys at Hernandez Law Group, P.C. We’ll make sure that both the perpetrator and the property owner are held liable for any intentional or negligent actions.
Texas Parking Lot Accident & Assault Injury Lawyer
If you were the victim of a work accident, car accident, slip and fall, assault, or other incident in a parking lot, contact Hernandez Law Group, P.C. We have the experience needed to make sure that you gain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Juan Hernandez is one of the 2% of lawyers in Texas who is board certified in personal injury law. You can count on him and his team to offer superior representation in court. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation, free consultation.