Boston Parking Lot Injury Attorney
Did You Fall or Get Hit by a Car in a Parking Garage?
Every property owner in Boston has a legal obligation to provide a safe environment to lawful visitors and residents. This liability covers both private property and public places such as parks, retail stores, and parking facilities.
If you have been injured while in a parking lot and feel that the owner was in some way negligent, then please call DiBella Law Offices, P.C., at (617) 870-0907 to schedule a free consultation with a Boston premises liability lawyer.
The Danger of Parking Lots and Garages
Unfortunately for drivers and pedestrians alike, most parking structures in Boston are privately owned and operated, so there are no traffic signals or signs governing their use. This puts every person who uses the parking lot at the mercy of all of the other driver and pedestrians. On some occasions, this can turn into a scene from the Wild West.
Some of the more common incidents that occur in Boston parking garages include:
- Slip-and-fall injuries from wet, icy, and snow-covered pavement, or cracks, holes, and uneven walkways
- Muggings or attacks due to inadequate security
- Bicycle-car collisions
- Pedestrian-car collisions
- Multi-vehicle collisions
In some of these cases, another driver is at fault for the accident. Examples of this would include a distracted driver backing into another car, a biker, or a pedestrian. But many of the incidents that occur in Boston parking lots could be partially or completely the fault of the property owner.
When Property Owners Are Negligent
There are many responsibilities that come with owning a parking facility in Boston. And the owner must attend to all of them to provide a reasonably safe facility for drivers and pedestrians who pass through. Issues can arise if the owner is negligent in any of the following areas:
- Poor or no maintenance to the parking lot or parking garage
- Improper maintenance of the sidewalks, stairways, escalators, or elevators
- No posted signage for traffic control
- Poor design, which creates blind spots in the traffic pattern
- No lighting or insufficient lighting
- No security measures
- No snow and ice removal
Sadly, there can be a great deal of criminal activity in parking garages and lots. Unattended vehicles can be vandalized, broken into, or stolen. But a far more serious concern is personal security. Parking facilities are often the scene of physical assaults or rapes. Two of the reasons that these acts occur is lack of security and dim lighting. Boston property owners have a legal responsibility to their customers and the public to provide a safely lit and secured facility.
If you have been injured in a Boston parking facility and you believe there was inadequate lighting and or security, please call DiBella Law Offices, P.C., at (617) 870-0907.
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we offer our clients the benefit of nearly two decades of working in the Boston area to protect victims of all types. Our lawyers understand the added stress of legal concerns when you are trying to focus on healing from an injury or overcoming the trauma of an assault. We are here to protect your rights and to secure the compensation that you deserve from any negligent party who contributed to your loss.