What are my legal options if I’m injured in a business’s parking lot?

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You may assume that nothing will happen on a walk between your vehicle and a business, but there are a number of accidents that are common in parking lots. When a property owner fails to maintain a parking lot, the property owner can be held legally liable for any damages that occur to visitors as a result of the dangers.

Business owners must be diligent in upholding their duty to maintain safe premises for visitors. They must perform regular inspections of and maintenance work on their parking lots. If warranted, they must provide good lighting and security. If a business fails to make its parking lot safe, and a customer is injured as a result, the business can be sued for damages.

When a person is injured in an accident in a parking lot, the injuries can result in very expensive medical bills. In addition, the accident victim may be prevented from working or living his or her normal life. Some common injuries from parking lot falls include broken bones, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and more.

When a business fails to keep its parking lot safe, leaving open potholes, cracked pavement, poor lighting, and broken steps, among other things, and a customer is injured, the customer can sue for damages. If you are in Houston and you have been injured because of a dangerous parking lot, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our attorneys have experience in representing clients who have been injured because of a dangerous property conditions. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case. You can also learn more about our firm on our Twitter page. 
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