Parking Lot Accidents
The holidays bring family gatherings, parties with friends, gift-giving, good food, and more. They also tend to bring a frenzy of shopping, errand-running, and generally rushing around – at the same time that many other people are doing the same thing. This can lead to crowded parking lots full of impatient drivers, and the risk of parking lot accidents often increases during the holiday season.
Parking lot accidents can happen in many ways and for many reasons. Drivers are often at fault for parking lot crashes, and some common causes include:
- Not looking before pulling out of a parking spot
- Distracted driving
- Cutting off other drivers
- Stealing parking spaces
- Not following signs that direct parking lot traffic, such as one-way signs
Cars can also hit pedestrians in parking lots, often because drivers aren’t paying attention or fail to yield to people in crosswalks.
Even though cars are usually moving at slower speeds in parking lots, collisions can still cause damage to vehicles and injuries to motorists and pedestrians. Just like after any type of accident, anyone who believes they are injured should get medical attention. You should contact the authorities, and they can assess whether the other driver violated the law and issue citations.
If you sustained injuries, you should not wait to contact a car accident attorney. Just because the crash happened in a parking lot does not change any issues of liability. If another driver caused you injuries, their insurance company should be liable for all of your losses.
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