Parking Ramp Fall
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Team of Aggressive, Tenacious and Hardworking Attorneys and Paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for People Injured by Falls that Occur in Parking Ramps.
Parking ramps, while convenient, can be incredibly hazardous. Annually, thousands of injuries occur in parking ramps throughout the United States. These injuries are often caused by poor design or inadequate maintenance of the parking ramps. According to the National Safety Council, trips, slips and falls are common in parking lots, and falls in general are the leading cause of death for older adults. When a parking garage owner fails to put safety first, injuries are inevitable.
Many innocent people suffer from the neglect and careless practices of property owners and parking ramp managers. When injuries do occur and the responsible parties are confronted, parking garage owners usually attempt to shift the blame onto the victims. Our goal is to ensure that this does not happen to you. You should not be left struggling to pay costly medical bills for injuries that were caused by someone else’s negligence. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Buffalo, New York parking ramp fall accident lawyers strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Buffalo, New York every single day.
Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has obtained over $150 Million in verdicts and settlements for people who are injured in Buffalo, New York and the surrounding areas. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced Buffalo, New York parking garage injury attorneys will strive to obtain the best result possible for victims of parking ramp falls. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an excellent outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. Contact us today at (716) 839-3939 to find out more about how we can help you!How Do Parking Ramp Falls Occur?
Parking ramps involve a combination of car and pedestrian traffic in a relatively small space. As a result, extra precautions should be taken to ensure everyone’s safety. Parking ramps have little natural lighting and are used at all hours of the night. Poor lighting conditions tend to worsen other issues. In situations where there is not a well-lit and clear path, falls are even more likely. The surfaces of parking ramps are often concrete, which can intensify injuries suffered, especially in elderly victims.
Architects and designers often fail to consider the tendency of pedestrians to choose the fastest route to their destinations. Thus, inadequate or sparse pathways may cause pedestrians to create their own hazardous routes. Additionally, some parking ramps have isolated areas so when injuries do occur, fall victims might not get the help they need in time. There are numerous reasons why parking ramp falls occur, but the most frequent causes of these accidents include:
- Cracked or uneven pavement;
- Slippery surfaces caused by rain, snow, ice, debris, oil or other liquids;
- Damaged or dislocated speed bumps;
- Poorly designed ramps or parking spaces;
- Insufficient or unsafe pathways for pedestrians;
- Inclines and declines that are too steep;
- Dim or inadequate lighting;
- Inadequately maintained staircases;
- Dangerously positioned islands and curbs; and
- Lack of slip-resistant protection on walking surfaces.
Any of the above conditions can easily result in catastrophic injuries on their own. In reality, a number of these issues are often present at once, which can create situations where falls are difficult to avoid. In cases where parking ramp owners fail to fulfil their legal duties, New York premises liability law can provide victims with a legal remedy.
If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured by a fall in a parking ramp, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his aggressive, tenacious and hardworking team of lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, today at (716) 839-3939. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced Buffalo, New York parking ramp fall accident lawyers will fight to obtain the best result for you, if you were injured by someone else’s negligence.Common Parking Ramp Fall Injuries
Parking ramp falls on hard concrete surfaces can lead to severe and even life-threatening injuries. Common parking ramp fall injuries include:
- Bad sprains and strains;
- Torn ligaments;
- Deep cuts and lacerations;
- Broken or shattered teeth;
- Neck and back injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Internal organ damage;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Paralysis; and
Our team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York parking ramp fall accident lawyers will fight for the compensation that you deserve. This may include monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost time from work and pain and suffering. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer and is dedicated to providing the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York.
WERE YOU INJURED IN A PARKING RAMP FALL ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
IF SO, YOU WANT TO FIND THE BEST BUFFALO, NEW YORK PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER TO HANDLE YOUR CLAIM.
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Parking garages typically charge fees for customers to use them, which is often enough to consider individuals who park there as invitees. Business owners and managers owe invitees the highest duty of care. In these situations, owners of parking lots have a legal duty of care to properly maintain their premises, including parking ramps, in a reasonably safe manner. This entails both routine inspections and fixing and warning about any hazardous conditions or defects.
Parking ramp fall victims may be able to recover compensation from negligent property owners. Owners of parking ramps are regarded as negligent in cases where someone was injured because of a dangerous condition that they were aware of, or should have been aware of, but failed to remedy in a timely manner. When potential hazards cannot be immediately remedied, property owners or managers are obligated to warn guests.
The property owner’s knowledge of a dangerous condition can be established by demonstrating that:
- The parking ramp owner or staff created the dangerous condition;
- Previous injuries were caused by the same condition;
- The owner knew about the dangerous condition, such as by way of a customer complaint, yet failed to repair it; or
- The property owner had reason to know about the dangerous condition, such as the condition existing for an extensive period of time, yet failed to remedy it.
In order to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition, it must be established that they had actual or constructive knowledge of the same. Actual knowledge would exist if a patron reported the dangerous condition to the parking garage owner. Whereas constructive knowledge would exist if the dangerous condition existed for an extended period of time, long enough that the owner should have found it during a routine inspection. Once you prove that the owner of the parking ramp breached their applicable duty of care, it is crucial to show that your injuries were a proximate result of that breach. Meaning that your injuries occurred as a direct result of that dangerous condition.
Our representation can help make a huge difference in your case and the amount of compensation you receive. Insurance companies often try to settle for as little as possible, but our experienced team will fight to get you every bit of compensation that you deserve. We will investigate your accident to collect evidence to prove that the parking garage owner and manager were negligent and that their negligence resulted in your injuries. We will help you pursue recovery for the damages you suffered, including past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, physical impairment, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and mental anguish, through a personal injury lawsuit.
WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, INJURED AS A RESULT OF A PARKING RAMP FALL ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK PREMISES LIABILITY ACCIDENT LAWYERS AT (716) 839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!