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Common hazards in poorly lit areas

On Behalf of | Jul 17, 2023 | Injuries

You are probably aware of certain dangers you could face in parking lots and garages. For example, an unobservant driver in such close quarters could strike you while walking to your car. Another issue that makes parking areas unsafe is poor lighting and the inability to see well.

The following information may raise awareness of parking lot risks and improve your safety in dimly lit areas. If you have already suffered injuries in a lot or garage, it could help you tie your harm to negligence, potentially improving your injury compensation.

Trip hazards

You never know what might be lying in wait to trip you up in a parking lot. When lighting is sufficient, you can see obstacles and avoid them, but you may overlook something if you can’t see well. Unfortunately, tripping and falling could lead to severe injuries like broken bones or brain trauma.

Criminal activity

Whether they intend to rob or hurt someone, dark lots and garages are prime hunting grounds for those with a criminal mindset. Since commercial property owners must generally ensure user safety, you may have grounds for legal action based on negligent security.

Weather conditions

Of course, no one can change the weather, but property owners can implement safety measures to keep parking lots free of slip hazards such as pooling water or icy conditions. If they fail to do so, it could be a case of premises liability for those who suffer weather-related parking lot injuries.

You should not have to foot the bill for an injury caused by a property owner’s carelessness. Learning more about North Carolina negligence laws can help you obtain compensation that covers medical and other injury-related losses.