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Parking lot accident results in compensation for twisted ankle.

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Accident Scenario:

Parking lot injuries can be very serious. Parking lot accidents seem to be reported less often. This is typically because parking lot accidents often result in minor injuries; however, they can be every bit as debilitating. The most common parking lot accidents involve a motor vehicle either hitting a pedestrian or a motor vehicle hitting another motor vehicle.  Another type of parking lot accident is when a pedestrian slips, trips or falls in a parking lot.  The Occupier’s Liability Act S. 3(1)  clearly states that an occupier of premises owes a duty to ensure the safety of those on and entering the property. This means that if the property was not properly maintained in a manner that did not ensure safety, the owner of such property can be help liable for injuries. Perhaps there was black ice, uneven pavement, poor lighting, or uneven ground ? These conditions are often the cause for many parking lot accidents and serious injuries.  Once day, we received a call from a woman who had suffered such an injury. We worked closely with “NB” to ensure she received maximum compensation for her injuries. NB was a 71 year old woman from Gatineau, Quebec. One day she was walking in a parking lot and twisted her ankle in a pot hole which caused her to fall.

Injuries Resulting From Accident:

NB’s injuries were serious and included a  torn tendon in her shoulder and facial bruising. A tendon injury is painful and often persists for a long period of time. It causes a great deal of physical and mental distress for both you and your family and is an unpleasant injury to deal with.

Compensation for Injury:

After tough negotiation we were able to get the insurance company to settle at mandatory mediation session. This means our client did not have to go to court or trial, which was of great relief. If you have been injured in a parking lot accident, it’s important you know your rights and consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. If you are able, at the scene of the parking lot accident,  take photos showing your injuries, the conditions of the parking lot accident site, where the accident occurred, what time of day it was and what the  weather conditions were at the time of the accident. If there were witnesses, try to get the names and contact information of anyone who may have witnessed your accident or the conditions surrounding your parking lot accident.  Try to write out an detailed report of what happened and keep records of all medical appointments and expenses, along with dates of medical appointments and any medical professionals who treated you. Bring all this information with you when you meet your personal injury lawyer for a free consultation . 

*Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

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