Parking lots and garages are not inherently dangerous places. However, if premises are poorly maintained, they can cause a person to trip, fall or otherwise become injured. Business and building owners should be held accountable if their parking lots present a danger to those who use them.
What Caused the Injury?
Injuries to the knee are very common after a trip and fall. Parking lot hazards that can cause a fall might include:
- Poor lighting
- Uneven pavement
- Parking blocks out of place
- Rocks, trash or other debris left about
The above are examples of negligent maintenance. If you fell and injured your knee because of unsafe conditions in a parking lot, you may have grounds for a personal injury case.
What Losses Did You Suffer Because of the Injury?
In order to win a liability lawsuit against a property owner or manager, you have to be able to demonstrate losses you suffered because of the injury caused by the unsafe premises. Losses can include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost future earning potential
If you think someone else’s carelessness caused your parking lot knee injury, talk to a premises liability lawyer to determine if you should pursue legal action.