Windsor Trip and Fall Accidents Caused by Potholes
If you were injured in a trip and fall accident caused by a pothole on someone else’s property, you might be entitled to compensation. Call our Windsor trip and fall lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free initial consultation.
Seeking Compensation for Your Damages
Parking lot injuries range from sprained ankles and traumatic brain injuries for pedestrians, to whiplash and back injuries for motor vehicle occupants. Cyclists are also often the victim of potholes, which can turn a bike tire or cause the cyclists to go over the handlebars. Personal injury claims are valued based on the following damages:
- Out-of-pocket medical expenses
- Future out-of-pocket medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and earning capacity
- Property damage
- Other expenses such as housekeeping or transportation
In most cases, managers of commercial properties or the property owners themselves are responsible for maintaining their accompanying parking lots, not municipalities. In some cases parking lots are owned and operated by the city, such as a parking lot for a courtroom or police station. Yet, these are much fewer in number than parking lots owned and used by fast food restaurants, convenience stores, outlet malls, and shopping centers. The first order of business when filing a personal injury claim is to figure out who is liable. In the case of a parking lot injury caused by potholes or cracked pavement, the at-fault party may attempt to place blame with another entity. For example, parking lots are often shared by multiple stores or businesses. Often, ony property manager or owner is responsible for the entire lot, though this may not always be the case, particularly when one parking lot seems to merge into other parking lots without much definition between the two. Locating the appropriate party is not always as easy as it seems, and holding that party accountable is even more difficult.
CONTACT PRESZLER INJURY LAWYERS
Our Windsor trip and fall lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for injuries you sustained because of poorly maintained potholes on someone else’s property. For a free initial consultation on your case, call 1-800-JUSTICE.