Injuries that occur on someone’s property due to poor lighting can be a reason to file an inadequate lighting lawsuit. Broken lights in apartment buildings, parking lots, and outdoor spaces can present hazards to guests on the property. Poor lighting can lead to a slip and fall or a building security issue. If you have suffered an injury due to poor lighting, you may be able to file an inadequate lighting lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries.
Examples of Inadequate Lighting:
- Broken or missing light bulbs
- Missing or broken light fixtures
- Inadequate or missing lights
Inadequate lighting can be particularly hazardous in the following locations:
- Parking lots
- Parking garages
- Outdoor paths
- Pool and jacuzzi areas
How Does Poor Lighting Cause a Slip and Fall Accident?
Poor lighting can conceal property features and result in a fall. For example, a parking garage that is not properly lit could cause a visitor to not notice a curb. Or inadequate lighting can conceal a dangerous defect that exists on the property. For example, a liquid spilled on a floor may become even more dangerous due to poor lighting. If poor lighting contributed to your slip and fall accident, you may be able to file an inadequate lighting lawsuit.
Poor Lighting and Building Security
Poor lighting may be a component of proving inadequate building security. The purpose of security lighting is to assist in access control, identification of trespassers or criminals, and deterrence of criminal actions. Multiple studies both locally and abroad show that effective lighting deters crime. Criminals can hide in dark parking lots, alleys, or hallways. If poor lighting impeded building security and caused a serious injury, contact one of our attorneys about filing an inadequate lighting lawsuit.
Actions to Take if You Have Been Injured Due to Poor Lighting?
If you have been injured from a slip and fall or building security incident with poor lighting, it’s critical to seek medical attention. Falls and assaults can result in serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal damage, and fractures.
If possible, try to take a photo of the accident scene. Be sure to include anything that you may have tripped over or slipped on. Take a photo of the lights at the location, or the areas in which proper lighting was missing.
Get the contact information for any witnesses that may have seen your accident. Also, it’s recommended to contact the owner of the property and complete and accident report. This will assure that there is a record of your accident, and that the owner has been notified of the hazardous condition on the property. Since some owners do not like to provide copies of accident reports, consider taking a picture of the completed report prior to submitting it to the owner.
Contact a Lawyer at the Wieand Law Firm about an Inadequate Lighting Lawsuit
Call us today to have a free consultation with an attorney to discuss your claim. We can advise you on the legal options at your disposal. We don’t earn a fee unless we win money for you. Contact 215-666-7777 or send us a message via the online firm to speak directly with an attorney today.