parking lot accidentParking lot accidents happen on a daily basis in Texas and can leave victims unsure of what to do next. It is highly recommended that you contact an attorney immediately after an accident, but there are several important steps you can take to protect your health, property, and right to compensation. This article is intended to provide an overview of the steps if you are involved in a parking lot accident in Laredo and other parts of south Texas. I stress the importance of retaining legal counsel immediately in order to protect your legal rights. My goal is to provide information to victims and their families when selecting an attorney to represent their interests. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident then contact my office today to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

If the accident involves injuries or death, then you should remain at the scene of the accident. First, you should attempt to move yourself away from traffic when it is safe to do so. Second, check yourself for injuries and request an ambulance if you need emergency medical treatment. Next, call 911 if you are able and check on the wellbeing of others to see if they need emergency assistance. Furthermore, you should be careful with what you say after an accident and do not apologize. Finally, document the scene of the accident and exchange insurance information with the other party. Take photos or videos of the damages from different angles and the area where the accident occurred. It may also be important to gather the contact information of eye witnesses to later support your claim.

Victims of parking lot accidents are sometimes unsure of how to protect their legal rights or when to contact an attorney. You should get medical care as soon as possible, if not immediately, after an accident. Regardless of the type of accident that you are involved in, you should seek medical care. This allows you to protect not only your health, but your ability to pursue a legal claim by helping establish damages and liability. If you delay or outright refuse medical care, then that may raise future questions from insurance adjusters or opposing counsel about the extent of your injuries. You should always follow the advice and recommendations from your medical providers following an accident.

In Texas, a person’s negligent behavior results in an injury to a third party, the negligent person will be liable for the damages suffered as a result. Once the person’s responsibility for the accident is established, the victim is entitled to compensation such as lost wages, medical bills, and property damage. The victim may be entitled to recover damages if they are not more than fifty percent liable for the accident under the laws of comparative fault. The victim’s compensation may be proportionally reduced by the amount of their relative fault. It is important to consult with experienced personal injury counsel to help navigate this process.

The defendant’s liability is almost always contested in these types of cases and their attorney will argue that they were not responsible. As a result, most cases are resolved through key eyewitness testimony or security video footage. By having an experienced counsel, they will be able to gather this evidence in the discovery process and look for other evidence that may reveal evidence of the defendant’s responsibility. The information gathered may be used to provide a party responsible or help refute defense counsel’s claim that someone else is at fault. These are some of the examples of how counsel can assist with representing you after a parking lot accident.

Parking accident victims should contact experienced personal injury counsel as soon as possible. My office will take all of the steps needed to preserve your legal rights after an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact my office as soon as possible to speak with an attorney. I understand that this is a serious time in your life and I look forward to helping you through this process. I serve clients in Laredo and other areas of south Texas.