Seattle Parking Lot Accident Lawyer
Parking lots are a more common site of preventable accidents than you might realize. Indeed, there are a number of potential safety hazards you can face while traveling across a parking lot. For example, there is the risk of being hit by a reckless driver or assaulted by another person. And even if you are the only person in the parking lot, improper construction or maintenance of the lot itself may lead to a trip and fall accident that leaves you with serious injuries.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a parking lot accident, it is a good idea to seek out qualified legal advice. The experienced Seattle parking lot accident lawyer at the Emerald Law Group represent many clients who have been injured due to the negligence of property owners, drivers, and other parties. We can help you identify who is responsible for your accident and how to go about seeking compensation for your injuries and other out-of-pocket losses.
Seeking Compensation for Trip and Fall, Auto Accident, and Assault Injuries
Parking lot injuries can arise from a number of causes. Some of the more common scenarios we deal with at the Emerald Law Group include:
- Premises liability. All Washington parking lot owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for invited members of the public. The owner can therefore be held liable for parking lot injuries arising from negligent design, construction, or maintenance of the parking lot. This can include anything from a crack in the pavement to a lack of proper lighting or traffic signs, any of which can lead to a trip and fall accident.
- Negligent drivers. Anywhere that people drive cars, auto accidents are bound to occur. If a negligent driver hits another vehicle or a pedestrian in a parking lot, they can be sued the same as if the accident happened on the highway.
- Negligent security. Parking lot owners are not automatically liable for the criminal acts of third parties, such as assault or rape, just because it occurs in their parking lot. But if a victim of that crime was “reasonably foreseeable”–say because there was a prior history of similar crimes in the same parking lot–then the owner could be legally responsible for that victim’s damages.
Given the wide variety of parking lot accidents, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney in this area. Depending on the specific facts of a case, an insurance company may be responsible for paying the victim’s damages. And in the case of a parking lot owned by a commercial entity, there may be a number of parties who are potentially liable for a monetary judgment.
Contact Emerald Law Group Today
In any personal injury case, including those arising from a parking lot accident or assault, you have the right to seek both economic and non-economic (pain and suffering) damages from the responsible parties. A skilled Seattle parking lot lawyer can offer you more specific advice tailored to the facts of your case. Contact the Emerald Law Group today to schedule an initial consultation.