Parking garages can be dimly lit, with blind corners and the possibility of pedestrians emerging from unexpected places. It is no surprise that parking garage accidents happen. If you were harmed in an accident and believe that it was someone else’s fault, a Corpus Christi, Texas car accident lawyer from our firm may be able to help you.
What Leads to Most Parking Garage Accidents?
Most of the time, parking garage accidents can be blamed on one of these two things. The first is driver behavior. A driver who speeds through the parking garage despite its many blind spots, tight corners, and pedestrians is putting everyone else at risk. Sometimes a driver does not speed, but they do not pay enough attention to their surroundings because they are on their phone or otherwise distracted. These drivers are also a danger to others.
Sometimes a condition in the parking garage causes an accident. Poorly lit walkways, broken banisters in a stairwell, or cracked and damage pavement can easily cause a pedestrian to get hurt as they try to locate their car. Cars could also get into accidents due to poorly maintained facilities, bad lighting, or the lack of signage.
Can I Sue Multiple Parties for Damages?
In some cases, you can actually sue multiple parties for damages. As we mentioned, the causes of most parking garage accidents can be traced back to the bad behavior of other drivers or negligence on behalf of the people managing the property. If both of these things contributed to your accident and your injuries, then both of these parties should be held accountable. Our attorneys can help you build a case against multiple defendants.
How Long Do I Have to Sue After Parking Garage Accidents?
One thing to remember is that you do not have unlimited time to sue in the state of Texas. The statute of limitations is two years. That can seem like a long time, but we still recommend that you act quickly.
The earlier you begin legal action, the earlier you can receive your compensation. Acting fast can also make it easier for your lawyer to secure crucial evidence, like surveillance footage or testimony from witnesses. Memories fade over time and videos can get deleted, but our attorneys are ready to get right to work for you.
What Can My Compensation Cover?
Your compensation is meant to make up for any costs of the accident. It should also reimburse you for any pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your accident. A fair offer should help cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Mental anguish
- Pain from disability or disfigurement
Contact Our Law Firm Today
If you have been injured in a parking garage accident and you believe that the negligence of another party was to blame, then contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can offer you a free consultation and tell you more about your legal options.