Commercial Parking Lot Accidents
Going to the mall or out to eat at a restaurant is a good experience. However, when the parking lot is dangerous and you slip and fall or trip and injury yourself, the fun stops. When a property owner is negligent in maintaining, monitoring, controlling and servicing a parking lot, resulting in your injury, you are entitled to justice and compensation.
The owner of the property is typically responsible for injuries caused by negligent maintenance of the property. However, any commercial property, which is leased to a business tenant, may be held liable if. The real issue may come down to “control” and which party controlled the maintenance of the parking lot.
In cases where snow and ice are present, the courts don’t allow for claims where the condition is a natural accumulation. Snow or ice on steps or sidewalks which accumulated due to recent weather conditions cannot be the basis for the claim. Parking lot liability, or Premises liability, is defined as the legal responsibility of a property owner and/or its tenants to occupy the property in a safe manner. There are several types of accidents that can happen in a parking lot