Can I Sue For an Injury Sustained in a Parking Lot Accident in Texas?

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Few accidents are more jarring than those that occur in parking lots, however, they happen more frequently than you may think. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Smith County personal injury attorney to learn more about parking lot accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most frequent causes of parking lot accidents in Texas?

Parking lot accidents can happen for several reasons, and there are several different parties who may be at fault. Sometimes, two or more cars can collide in an auto accident. In other cases, one car may back into, or otherwise collide with, a pedestrian. Additionally, sometimes people can sustain serious injuries in a slip and fall due to unsafe parking lot conditions, such as uneven pavement, insufficient lighting, potholes, and more. However, the bottom line is that when someone is injured due to negligence, they are most likely entitled to financial compensation to help them heal.

What should I do if I am injured in a parking lot accident?

If you are injured in a parking lot accident, you should take several steps, if possible, to bolster your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. Those steps are as follows:

  1. Call the police to the scene of the accident.
  2. If a driver caused your injury, ask him or her for their insurance information. If you were injured due to an unsafe parking lot condition, take pictures.
  3. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name, phone number, and email address.
  4. Ensure you receive medical documentation regarding the origin and extent of your injuries.
  5. Retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.

How long will I have to take legal action for an injury in Texas?

Generally speaking, the statute of limitations in Texas is two years. Simply put, this means that, under most circumstances, you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. That being said, it is always best to file your claim sooner, rather than later, for if you wait any longer than two years, you will, most likely, be barred from suing.

Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm

There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.