Slip and Fall: Parking Lots

All of us have walked in a parking lot before.  So you likely know how easy it can be to slip and fall, especially with the winter weather we have been experiencing recently. Some causes of slip and falls in parking lots include: slippery, wet surfaces, pavement dangers, wheel stops, poor lighting, and distracted drivers. 

Duty of Care

Property owners have a legal duty of care (i.e., “obligation”), to keep their premises reasonably safe. The term “reasonable” is very important to understand here. It is nearly impossible for property owners to keep their premises completely safe from ALL possible harms. However, they are obligated to do the means necessary for what any other reasonable property owner would do, such as;

  • Periodic inspections
  • Timely repairs
  • Anticipating weather storms (snow, ice)

What Should I Do if I Fall and Slip in a Parking Lot?

Follow these steps 7 immediately after your accident:

  • Seek medical attention
  • Request to see the property owner
  • File an incident report
  • Document evidence through notes, photographs, and video
  • Request copies of surveillance camera footage
  • Collect contact information from any witnesses
  • Contact a slip and fall attorney

We strive to maximize recovery for our clients, and to help them get their lives back on track. Our attorneys thoroughly investigate slip-and-fall accidents and present each case thoughtfully and effectively. If you or a loved one has suffered harm on another party’s property, we encourage you to contact our team of attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. today.