Faulty Parking Lot Design Allegedly Causes Pedestrian Accident

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Parking Lot Design ExpertThis case involves an elderly plaintiff who suffered injuries after being hit by a car that was driving in a supermarket parking lot. The plaintiff was walking through the parking lot owned by the defendant. The parking lot was designed in such a way that the parking lot lanes intersected. As the driver of the car attempted to exit the parking lot, he hit the elderly plaintiff causing her to fall and break her both hips and legs. The plaintiff never fully recovered from her injuries and eventually became wheelchair bound. It was alleged that the improper design of the parking lot caused the accident.

Question(s) For Expert Witness

  • 1. Do you have extensive experience managing properties with parking lots?
  • 2. Are you familiar with the necessary signs that should be included in a parking lot to ensure safety?

Expert Witness Response E-014811

I have 34+ years of hands-on experience managing all types of commercial and multifamily residential properties with large parking lots, including surface lots and parking structures. I am a certified property manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management. I am also an instructor for IREM in this particular subject (property maintenance). Formerly, I was a partner at a company that created emergency procedures and conducted training of tenants in commercial properties. I am very familiar with industry standard signage, speed bumps, pedestrian walkways, etc. for such lots.

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