Parking Lot Falls in Buffalo, NY
Parking lots are subject to wear and tear from vehicle traffic, pedestrian traffic, snow, ice, rain, and heat. An owner of a parking lot in New York is responsible for its proper maintenance, keeping it free from debris and unsafe conditions in the pavement or concrete. Even if the parking lot is owned by a municipality, it still must be properly maintained in a safe condition.
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Holding Property Owners Liable for Unsafe Parking Lots
Examples of dangerous parking lot conditions include:
- Ice and snow
- Cracks or chips in the pavement or concrete
- Uneven surfaces
- Debris left on the pavement or concrete
In order to hold a property owner liable for injuries sustained due to an unsafe parking lot condition, it must be proven that the owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition, yet failed to take action to fix it. Meeting this burden is crucial to recovering damages for pain and suffering and economic loss. In some instances, a parking lot management company, separate from the owner, may also be held liable. Furthermore, if the parking lot is owned by a municipal entity (state, county, city, etc.), there may be stricter requirements for proving liability and shorter time limits in which a claim must be filed.
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