Parking Garages And Parking Ramps Are A Common Location For Slip And Fall Accidents In Indiana

When you think about dangerous places, parking garages and parking ramps probably do not come to immediately mind. However, unmaintained or poorly designed parking garages and parking lots lead to a significant number of slip and fall accidents and premises liability cases in Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois.

Was the injury you received in a parking garage or a parking ramp the fault of the owner of the property? The answer depends on the details of your case. If the owner of the property was aware of the dangerous condition that caused your accident or if the owner of the property should have been aware of the dangerous condition, you may be able to receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, or other damages.

What are some examples of slip and fall or premises liability cases that occur in parking lots, parking ramps, and parking garages?

•    A woman slips in a slick patch of oil left in the parking garage by another vehicle. Evidence shows that the dangerous spot had been present for days.
•    A man falls on a large patch of ice and breaks both of his wrists. The owner of the property had stopped getting his parking ramp plowed and sanded that winter in order to cut maintenance costs.
•    A woman is sexually assaulted in a parking garage that is not manned by security at night despite its dangerous location.
•    A man trips on cracked concrete in a parking garage that was not sufficiently lit at night. The owner of the property had received complaints in the past regarding the lack of lighting on his property.

Slip, falls, and other injuries can be embarrassing to talk about – and you may even think that the accident was your fault. But if you were injured in a parking garage because of someone else’s negligence, you should speak to a premises liability lawyer about your case. We can help you today.
James R. Keller
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