Parking Lot Slip and Fall Accidents

Newport Beach is known as a mecca for shopping and entertainment. From incredible Pike Outlets, which is home to a wide range of retail stores from Nike to H&M, to the Downtown Dining and Entertainment District, there is no shortage of fun to be had in our city. While no one wants their night on the town or day of shopping to end with an injury, parking lots near shopping and entertainment centers are unfortunately common accident sites. In fact, parking lot slip and fall accidents are infamous for causing injuries that result in pricy medical bills. If you slip and fall in a parking lot and need a personal injury lawyer, contact Jamal Injury Law P.C. We will ensure that any negligent property owner is held accountable and help you recover maximum compensation for your losses.

Parking Lot Maintenance Legalities

Under California law, Newport Beach business owners are legally obligated to keep their parking lots as safe as possible. This means they must perform maintenance on their lots regularly and repair any potholes or other dangerous hazards. Maintaining a safe parking lot also means keeping it well-lit and having adequate security.

Despite the fact that property owners are required to keep their lots safe, many are less than diligent about doing so. From potholes and uneven surfaces to poor lighting and failure to clear the lot of hazardous objects, parking lot slip and fall accidents have many causes that can be traced back to the property owner. Unfortunately, many victims who suffer serious injuries in these kinds of accidents never get the justice they deserve. This is because they often blame themselves for the slip rather than getting help from a Newport Beach premises liability lawyer.

When is a Property Owner Liable?

If an accident occurs in a Newport Beach parking lot that is poorly maintained, the owner may be considered negligent. Unfortunately, the injury attorneys at Jamal Injury Law P.C. have seen many major injuries that were caused by owner negligence. Although what qualifies as negligence differs from case to case, a property owner can be considered negligent if they do not exhibit the same amount of care that a typical person would demonstrate in a similar situation.

For example, if you slip in a parking lot because of a pothole, if the owner failed to post proper safety warnings (such as caution cones or a sign) or did not repair the pothole in a timely manner, they could be considered liable for your injuries. Even if the accident was partially your fault, you can still often recover damages in these cases, but it is best if you work with an experienced slip and fall lawyer.

Common Parking Lot Injuries

The injuries sustained in a parking lot slip and fall accident can range from mild to severe, but all of them are costly and can prevent you from going to work, being able to participate in your usual activities, and could even lead to disability. It is not uncommon to sustain head and spinal cord injuries, broken bones and fractures, or herniated discs during a slip or fall, with sprained or broken ankles being especially common.

If you sustain injuries in this kind of accident, working with a qualified Newport Beach personal injury attorney is an essential first step to take. A good lawyer will help you understand your legal rights and ensure that the responsible party is held accountable while helping you secure the compensation you deserve.

If you’ve been injured in a parking lot accident and are in need of an experienced legal team that is committed to fighting for your rights, contact Jamal Injury Law P.C. at 714-907-1021.

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