Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Attorneys in South Carolina know that parking lot incidents occur throughout the state every day. Whether it is somewhere as small as a grocery store parking area or as large as a sporting event parking lot, car accidents, falls, and even physical assaults can lead to catastrophic injuries on these properties without notice.
When they do, who can be held liable for your injuries and the damages that resulted?
We have answers.
Who is Liable for Parking Lot Vehicle Collisions?
Typically, when a car crash happens in a parking lot, the negligent party’s vehicle insurance is liable for the injury victim’s financial recovery.
This may include vehicle collisions when a negligent driver pulls out of their parking spot without checking their surroundings, and subsequently hits another vehicle or a pedestrian.
However, a property owner may be liable for parking lot collisions if the space was in a state of disrepair or had known dangers that contributed to the accident, like the lack of safety bollards, a downed light pole, or inadequate or confusing signage directly caused the crash.
Who is Liable for Parking Lot Slips, Trips, and Falls?
Slips, trips, and falls can occur on unsafe premises throughout South Carolina, including parking lots. This may include injuries that occur on uneven sidewalks or curbs, or other unmaintained and dangerous conditions on the property.
If the property owner knew, or reasonably should have known, about the dangerous issue, but did nothing to prevent injury, the owner may be liable for your full financial recovery.
Who is Liable for Parking Lot Assaults and Attacks?
When inadequate security measures that could have prevented foreseeable risks and dangers to visitors lead to injuries or fatalities in South Carolina parking lots, you may have a claim against the property owner or operator.
Negligent security can lead to dangerous circumstances where our clients suffer significant injuries or tragically lose their loved ones caused by criminal activity made possible by poor or insufficient lighting or the lack of security policies and protocols.
This is especially true if the property owner or operator previously failed to provide sufficient security, which led to similar instances of dangerous activity in the past.
Foreseeability is a critical issue in negligent security cases, and it is our duty as personal injury attorneys to prove that the liable party continued to neglect the lack of security issues that could have prevented our client’s injuries.
If you have been injured in a parking lot accident in South Carolina, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in Rock Hill today by calling 803-548-2468 or request a consultation online to discuss your case.