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What should I know about parking lot injuries?

When you are injured in a parking lot, there are a lot of things that might go through your mind. Obviously, some of the first thoughts you might have are to get medical care for the injuries you suffered. This is especially important when you are seriously injured. Once you have gotten the medical care you need, you might wonder if you have any legal options for seeking compensation for your injuries. In many cases, you do.

What has to be present for me to file a claim for compensation?

One of the main things that must occur if you are going to seek compensation is that the accident has to be caused by someone who was acting negligently or recklessly. This could be a driver who acted in a negligent manner; however, it could also be the property owner who was negligent in upkeeping the premises.

How do I know what to do?

Looking into the circumstances of the accident can help you to determine what you need to do. In some cases, you might have multiple defendants for your case. A driver, a property owner, an insurer and other parties might all be people who can be named as defendants.

When you think of the value of your case, you have to think about the full extent of your injuries. This includes the medical bills you've received already, the cost of future medical care, money you couldn't earn because you were unable to work, and other financial aspects of the circumstances. You have to also think about the future costs of the effects of the accident when you are determining the value of the claim.

Source: FindLaw, "Parking Lot Injuries: When Can You Sue?," Christopher Coble, Esq., accessed March 10, 2017

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