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When people park their cars and hop out in pursuit of the next destination in their hurried lives, they expect the parking lot to be safe. Many times, however, people are on the phone, carrying groceries, or caring for small children, and do not stop to inspect the parking lot where they are walking. Unfortunately, a misstep because of a pothole, an icy puddle, or a jagged surface can cause a devastating fall.

Sometimes, people are lucky enough to only be carrying a few groceries. Other times expensive electronics, or even worse, small children, are dropped to the ground unexpectedly. These accidents can be tragic in nature. A broken wrist or shoulder and some harsh bruising are some of the minor injuries often suffered in these situations. Other injuries can require surgery or lengthy hospital stays.

Whether your accident occurred in a parking lot or a parking garage, you need a slip and fall accident attorney with extensive experience in parking lot falls to help you get the financial compensation that you deserve. If you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident in a New York City parking lot, you should call the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today to have your case reviewed by one of our top-rated attorneys.

What types of injuries usually happen in a parking lot slip and fall accident?

Each and every case is different, and the types of injuries sustained will depend greatly on the circumstances surrounding the accident. People often suffer from knee injuries, torn ligaments or even broken bones in the leg or ankle. A torn rotator cuff, broken elbow, or collarbone are not uncommon injuries, particularly if you tried to use your hands and arms to break your fall. Some injuries may heal rapidly, while others take more time.

More serious injuries will require more extensive medical treatment to correct. In extreme cases, a victim’s head may even strike the pavement, causing life-threatening injuries, or a victim may suffer a herniated disc of the spinal cord. Elderly patients are more susceptible to hip injuries and broken bones, in particular.;

The list goes on and on. Any number of accidents are possible in a parking lot that has not been properly maintained.

Who is liable for my injury in a parking lot?

In simple terms, the property owner is liable. Whether the parking lot is on private, commercial, or government property, the property owner is responsible for maintaining it in a safe and reasonable manner for patrons and anyone else that may frequent it.

They are responsible for adequate lighting, repairing potholes, raised or icy pavement, and any other number of conditions that could cause an unnecessary accident. It is not uncommon for property owners to assume that the only traffic in their parking lots will be vehicle traffic and that just isn’t the case.

What if my accident occurred in a municipal parking lot?

Again, the property owners are responsible for any unnecessary injuries caused by faulty repair or lack of maintenance, even if it is owned by a municipality. The documentation needed, and the deadlines for filing such documentation, are usually different when dealing with a municipality. For instance, the statute of limitations is much shorter. However, the responsibility is still the same.

Ask our clients about our results in New York slip and fall cases


“I had a slip and fall that required both of my knees being replaced. I also have 3 herniated discs from the accident. I was recommended by a friend of mine who was a very satisfied client of Michael Lamonsoff's.

“Getting set up with the law firm was easy and I was treated with class and respect the whole way. Mr. Lamonsoff represented me in an aggressive, powerful way. I was given TWO offers that weren't up to scratch, one in a mediation and one in the trial, and I was able to refuse BOTH until they came up with something that was more appropriate for my suffering.

“The professionalism here is unbelievable. As soon as my son saw how professional and able the lawyers at Michael Lamonsoff's offices were, he knew that's what he wanted to do with his life. I am extremely satisfied. I would recommend him to anyone who needs representation in a case like mine.”


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What if my child fell and was injured in a parking garage?

If your child was injured in a parking garage or parking lot, as their parent or legal guardian, you can file a lawsuit on their behalf. The damages recovered will still be awarded to your child. They are most often put into a trust for the child’s benefit.

Especially with children, injuries may not be immediately apparent. This means that a minor child may have a longer period of time in which to file a lawsuit. However, you shouldn’t wait to contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer and ask for help. 

Just call our offices. One of the personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, can help you decide on the best way to proceed with your child’s claim in a free consultation. Our attorneys are always happy to sit down and listen to your story before advising you of your options.

Contact the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC.

The attorneys in the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, have extensive experience and a proven track record of success in representing parking lot accident victims in New York.  If you or your loved one sustained a serious injury in a New York parking lot, call us today.

We invite you to contact us for a no-cost consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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