I Have Been Injured in an Accident Due to Poor Lighting | Can I Sue?

If you are seeking to recover compensation after an accident due to poor lighting, continue reading and reach out to our experienced personal injury attorney who can walk you through the claims filing process. If you have any further questions regarding this process, do not hesitate to give our firm a call.

What are the most common injuries sustained due to poor lighting accidents?

Accidents due to poor lighting can result in various injuries. The following are the most common injuries sustained due to poor lighting:

  • Back, neck, or spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Head or brain injuries
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Facial injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Wrongful death

Where do most poor lighting accidents occur?

The following locations are the most common spots for poor lighting accidents to occur:

  • Bars
  • Public transportation
  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Movie theaters
  • Public restrooms
  • Cruise ships
  • Restaurants

Do I have a valid premises liability claim after being injured due to poor lighting?

If you have been recently injured due to a poor lighting accident, you may be seeking to recover compensation in a premises liability claim. If you can prove that your accident was caused by the negligence of another person on their property, the owner or manager of the property may be responsible for compensating your losses.

In order to prove negligence, you will have to prove the following factors:

  1. The property owner owed you a duty of care. 
  2. The property owner was or should have been aware of these hazards. 
  3. The property owner breached this duty of care by not resolving the hazards on the property
  4. This breach of duty resulted in your accident. 
  5. The accident resulted in your injuries.
  6. Your injuries led to financial and emotional losses.

How long will I have to take legal action after a poor lighting accident in California?

The statute of limitations refers to the time period you will have to take legal action. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims is generally two years in California. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to bring attention to your premises liability claim. However, it is important to note that you may risk being barred from suing if you fail to file your claim within this period of time. The sooner you bring attention to your claim, the better. To get started with this process today, give our experienced personal injury firm a call. We are prepared to assist you.


When someone is wrongly injured in an accident, they often require financial compensation to heal. That’s where we come in. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.