A surprising number of automobile accidents occur in parking lots. If you have been a victim of such an accident, contact Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. We serve Manhattan and NYC, representing people who have been injured in parking lot accidents.
Why Choose Us?
- Our lawyers have been representing clients in New York City for more than 10 years.
- We maintain a low case volume, so we can provide you with the personal service your case deserves.
- Our firm is committed to protecting your best interests and we will not settle your case for less than it is worth.
Parking Lot Accident Statistics
The risk of a crash in a parking lot is greater than you might think. The National Safety Council reports that every year in parking lots and garage structures, there are:
- More than 50,000 crashes;
- 500 or more deaths; and
- More than 60,000 injuries in parking lot accidents.
Distracted Driving and Parking Lot Crashes
Thousands of pedestrians are injured every year because of driver distraction in parking lots. According to a National Safety Council public opinion poll, while driving through parking lots:
- 66% of drivers would make phone calls
- 63% would program GPS systems
- 56% would text
- 52% would use social media
- 50% would send or receive emails
- 49% would take photos or watch videos
Parking Lot Backup Accidents
Based on National Safety Council analysis of government data, nine percent of pedestrian deaths in parking lots result from backup accidents. Many modern vehicles are equipped with backup cameras providing a wide rear view when the vehicle is reversing. However, the rear view may not be clear if the camera lens is obstructed.
Slip or Trip and Fall Accidents in Parking Lots
Poorly maintained parking lots with potholes, cracks, inadequate pavement striping, lack of signage, poor lighting, debris, puddles, ice, or snow can lead to accidents and injuries. Slip or trip and fall accidents are common in parking lots. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death in older adults.
Who Is Liable for Parking Lot Accident Injuries?
Traffic laws apply in parking lots, just as they do on the road. But lack of traffic signs or markings can make it difficult to follow the rules. Most traffic accidents in parking lots are caused by driver distraction or inattention. They may be texting while driving, staring at their iPhone or looking at email on their smartphone. However, some accidents and injuries, such as slip or trip and falls, may be caused by hazardous conditions on the property. When we represent you in a parking lot accident case, we will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine who is at fault and liable for your injuries so that you can be compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Parking lot accidents can cause serious and even fatal injuries, particularly to pedestrians. In recovering compensation for your injuries, it is not always straightforward who is at fault. Our Manhattan personal injury attorneys have the experience and legal skills to fully assess your losses, determine who is liable, and effectively pursue full and fair compensation.
Contact Us after a Parking Lot Accident
If you have been seriously injured in a parking lot accident, our attorneys can help you pursue maximum compensation to help you recover from your injuries. At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C., we are tough advocates for injured people in Manhattan and NYC, and we will not settle your case for less than it is worth. Contact us today to find out what damages you may be entitled to claim.