Have you or a loved one recently sustained an injury while in a local parking lot? If so, speak with a Kansas City parking lot injury lawyer about the circumstances of your injury. You may be able to collect compensation for any damages you suffered in accordance with Missouri or Kansas law. Contact the attorneys at Dickerson Oxton, LLC today to learn more about your legal options.
Parking lots are busy places, and we don’t often stop and think about how often they can lead to injury. A parking lot claim may arise from a slip and fall, car accident, pedestrian accident, or even negligent security on the premises. In fact, if a criminal targeted you or your family due to poor lighting or an unattended parking lot, the owner of the parking lot may be liable for your injuries. Here are some of the conditions that underlie many parking lot claims.
The laws surrounding negligent security hold that the owner of a property (in this case, a parking lot) may be responsible for any injuries that result when that owner fails to offer adequate safety measures that could prevent injuries. Negligent security cases assume that a victim’s injuries were not only foreseeable but preventable with the addition of reasonable security. These types of claims typically arise from violent acts such as assault, battery, rape, or property damage.
What Is Adequate Security?
Many people wonder what type of security is “adequate” for a parking lot. The answer will vary from case to case and depends on various circumstances, including the neighborhood and local crime rate, as well as the facility’s hours of operation. At Dickerson Oxton, LLC, a Kansas City premises liability attorney will look for any evidence of negligent security, which may include:
- Inadequate lighting
- Malfunctioning or absent security camera
- Lack of qualified security patrol
- And more
If you believe your parking lot claim is a matter of negligent security, contact us and schedule a free consultation with a Kansas City parking lot injury lawyer so we can protect your right to fair compensation.
Faulty Parking Lot Design
Sometimes, a parking lot’s inherently flawed design makes it more dangerous. For example, a lack of stop signs or crosswalks, a confusing traffic flow pattern, or other unsafe measures can put both motorists and pedestrians at risk. Pedestrians face an additional risk of catastrophic injuries, while motorists may be more prone to property damage and car accidents. Even low speed crashes can lead to serious injuries depending on the angle and nature of the crash.
After any injury in a parking lot, talk to the management to ensure that no one else suffers an injury. Even if you don’t feel like your injury is severe, talk with a medical professional; your injury may not seem serious until much later. The attorneys at Dickerson Oxton, LLC will conduct a thorough investigation into the nature of your accident, determining the parties responsible. We also have an extensive network of experts who can offer testimony about a parking lot’s unsafe design or inherent flaws.
Slip and Falls or Trip and Falls
Finally, some parking lot claims arise from inadequate maintenance. Cracks in the sidewalk, improper paving or cracks, or failure to barricade hazards like potholes can all lead to slip and fall injuries. In some populations, such as the elderly or those with pre-existing medical conditions, even something as simple as a fall can prove catastrophic or even fatal.
Contact a Kansas City Parking Lot Injury Attorney Today
Talk with our team if you have questions. We offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients and operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you’ll owe no fees unless we win a settlement or court judgment on your behalf.