Parking Lots Present Hazards for Georgia Residents


January 23, 2016

Parking lots can be a hazardous place for people walking and those driving. During the winter, this risk is exacerbated due to the potential for slippery conditions. Motorists need to be on the alert when driving in parking lots to avoid accidents and prevent injury to pedestrians. Pedestrians also need to be vigilant and keep a close eye out for both cars and slick conditions.

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Georgia personal injury lawyers have assisted numerous parking lot accident victims. We understand that parking lot accidents encompass many slip and falls, as well as pedestrian accidents. Both of these accidents can be severe and potentially lead to long term injuries.

Parking Lots—A Slip and Fall Nightmare

Parking lots in the wintertime in Georgia become the site of many slip and falls. Parking lots are often open and exposed to the elements. Even parking garages generally allow for the entrance of water in many areas. As such, during the winter months, ice becomes a tremendous problem. Ice will often blend into the surface of the parking lot, making it difficult for pedestrians to spot it ahead of time.

Trip and falls are another issue in parking lots. Misplaced or poorly designed curbs or islands, improper walkway arrangements, lack of pedestrian access areas, and cracked pavement can all send pedestrians falling to the ground. Anyone injured in a parking lot slip, trip, and fall could be able to obtain compensation from the owner of the lot that negligently allowed the fall to occur.

Parking Lot Pedestrian Accidents

Cars present the other major hazard to Georgia pedestrians in parking lots. Pedestrians walking through a parking lot can do little to protect themselves from a careless driver. Small children are especially at risk of being hit by a car in a parking lot due to their small size and tendency to dart out in front of cars. Drivers must use reasonable care while operating their vehicles in parking lots, which includes checking thoroughly behind them for crossing pedestrians. If a negligent driver injures someone in a parking lot, he or she should be held accountable.

Seeking Compensation Following a Parking Lot Accident

If you have been injured in a parking lot accident, whether in a slip and fall or a pedestrian accident, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Your personal injury attorney will investigate the cause of the accident to uncover your right to seek compensation from the at-fault party responsible for your injuries. With your lawyer's help, you can be on the road to a full physical and financial recovery.

Contact Montlick and Associates and Put Our Over 30 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Claim!

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall or pedestrian accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation. The Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, assist injured accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 30 years of experience and is committed to providing zealous representation to our injured clients. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible.

Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source:
http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-51/chapter-3/article-1/51-3-1

Category: Personal Injury

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