A parking garage may be viewed as a secluded area that is unsuspecting of any potential hazards. However, the unfortunate truth is that accidents commonly occur in this setting. Continue reading to learn the most common causes of parking garage accidents and how an experienced Toronto parking lot accident lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can work to support your case.
What are the most common causes of parking garage accidents in Ontario?
Sometimes, drivers who enter a parking garage may drive negligently, which ultimately causes an auto accident. Examples of such driver negligence are as follows:
- A driver may not be looking in their rearview mirror when backing out of a spot.
- A driver may be driving through the garage in the wrong direction.
- A driver may be driving around the garage while distracted.
- A driver may be driving around the garage at a reckless speed.
Other times, a parking garage owner may be negligent in the upkeep of their premises, which ultimately causes a slip and fall accident. Examples of such property owner negligence are as follows:
- A property owner may not properly train security guards or install security cameras to survey the premises.
- A property owner may not properly implement lighting to illuminate the premises.
- A property owner may not properly secure traffic signs throughout the premises.
- A property owner may not properly patch up potholes and cracks throughout the premises.
What proof do I need of my injuries and damages?
Whether you were involved in an auto accident that resulted in car damages, or a slip and fall accident that resulted in personal injuries, you must seek financial compensation via a personal injury claim.
To be successful in recovering this compensation, you must collect a sufficient amount of proof while still at the scene of your accident. Examples of such proof are as follows:
- A copy of the police report that was recorded at the scene of your accident.
- Photos and videos of your injuries, damages, and any external factors that contributed to your accident.
- Testimonies from witnesses who can recount the events that led up to your accident.
- Testimonies from loved ones who can recount how your injuries and damages have diminished your quality of life.
- Doctor’s notes that can recount how your injuries and damages have diminished your overall health.
- Copies of medical bills that note the overall cost of your injuries and damages.
There is no time like the present to bring your personal injury claim forward. More specifically, there is a statute of limitations of two years from the date on which your accident occurred. So reach out to a skilled Toronto slip and fall lawyer from Merricks Law Group, P.A. today.