Injured in an unsafe parking lot?
Property owners are responsible for doing everything in their power to ensure the safety of their visitors. This holds true for owners of parking lots, which can be extremely dangerous hubs for vehicles and pedestrians, especially if they are open to the public and unsecured. If you have sustained an injury in a parking lot, you may have the right to take legal action against the owner of the property. At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, our Beaumont injury lawyers want to help you fight for the compensation you deserve for a parking lot owner’s negligence.
Attorney Clint Brasher is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2005 and 2006 as a Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Star. These credentials mean that he is highly respected for his expertise in representing clients in their pursuit of justice. Our firm knows what it takes to win personal injury cases, and our lawyers will work with your case one-on-one to compile relevant facts and evidence. We can face owners of parking lots to hold them accountable for your injury sustained on their premises.
When a Parking Lot Owner is Liable
Parking lots and parking garages can be highly hazardous to pedestrians, especially when owners are negligent regarding their duty to provide a reasonably safe area for the public. If an owner of a parking lot does not adequately maintain their property, and an incident that causes injury occurs, there may be grounds for a premises liability claim. Our firm can help you seek damages for the financial costs of your injury through a personal injury lawsuit.
An owner of a parking lot can be found liable for the following:
- The lack of a designated walkway for handicapped people and others
- Poorly designed structure that creates inefficient flow of traffic
- Inadequate signals or markings
- The presence of wheel stops, especially when they are placed near handicapped spots
- Inadequate security and lighting leading to abductions and violent attacks
- Uneven surfaces and potholes
- Negligent maintenance of snow and ice
- Blind spots which block drivers’ vision
- Improperly marked handicapped zones
Liability of parking lot owners extends to that which is “foreseeable” and “reasonable.” This means that an owner must take any necessary precautions to minimize known, substantial risks of damage and injury. For example, if an assault in a parking lot resulted in your injury, our personal injury attorneys will analyze whether or not an owner failed to take reasonable measures to provide standard security. Such measures can be as simple as maintaining light fixtures and hiring a security guard to patrol the property.
Let Our Board Certified Lawyer Help
At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, we have handled numerous slip and fall accident cases, including parking lot and parking ramp injury cases. We have represented pedestrians, joggers, bikers and drivers, and we can provide experienced legal help following injuries occurring in the parking areas of malls, office buildings, supermarkets and other businesses. We believe that an owner of a parking lot should be held accountable for negligent maintenance and security, and are ready to help you fight for compensation.
Our Beaumont injury attorneys have made it their mission to work with clients to form personalized and aggressive cases, and are dedicated to success. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients only pay us if we recover for them. Thus, we place a high priority on maximizing the result of your case and will do anything in our power to ensure you receive full compensation.
I was scared to death after being on the witness stand for several hours. Clint Brasher kept reassuring me but, when we broke the trial for the day and I was offered $100,000.00, I wanted to take it. Clint advised me not to and that we would do better with the jury. While it was hard, I followed his advice. The verdict the next day was for $240,000.00 plus interest. I recommend anyone with a legal problem to call Clint Brasher. He was not only a skillful advocate, he was a friend to me during this difficult time.Edward Arabie
After being told by multiple lawyers that I really had no case or that my chances of being awarded any settlement was very slim, I was referred to the Brasher Law firm. Nishi worked on my case and with very little effort on my part, she put together my case with an opening statement and presentation that put my opponent on their heels. She set a goal from the start and didn’t relent until her goal was met and I got what was owed me. Thank you Nishi for knocking it out of the park!L. Smith