Parking lots that are connected to stores, shopping malls and other retail facilities are considered part of a business owner’s property. Under Missouri law, property owners have a legal obligation to maintain parking lots and ramps, including sidewalks and stairwells, to ensure that they are safe for public use. When safety concerns are neglected or ignored, parking lot accidents can occur that result in serious injuries.
If you have been injured in a parking lot accident, you may be entitled to seek monetary damages for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses.
At Holman Schiavone, LLC, in Kansas City, our lawyers have extensive experience representing people injured in parking lot accidents in Missouri and Kansas. We have the skills and legal knowledge to effectively pursue claims against property owners and their insurers.
Call us today at (816) 399-5149 to discuss your parking lot injury with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
We offer free initial consultations for you to understand your full legal options and the comprehensive services we can provide with no upfront costs.
What Are Property Owners Responsibilities to Maintain Safe Parking Lots?
While not every accident can be foreseen, there are many steps that property owners can take to make parking lots and garages as safe possible.
Preventative measures may include:
- Adequate lighting
- Proper removal of ice and snow
- Posting of warning signs about turns, blind spots and other hazards
- Security guards
- Stairwell safety
- Sidewalks and crosswalks
- Properly maintained surfaces
- Keeping area free of debris
It is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Evidence must be secured before it disappears. We advise you to take pictures immediately following your accident, if possible. Our lawyers will thoroughly review your accident, help you understand your options and provide honest advice about filing a personal injury claim.