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September 14th, 2020
As many as one in every five car accidents occur in parking lots. Many people don’t treat parking lot accidents seriously, because they tend to be low-speed collisions. However, it is wrong to assume no one ever gets hurt in these types of accidents.
Being struck at just 15 mph has the same effect on a human body as falling seven feet! People in cars can suffer bruises, sprains, whiplash, and airbag-related injuries such as facial fractures.
Pedestrians who are struck by cars in parking lots can suffer far worse injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), broken bones, neck and back injuries, internal organ damage, and even death. When these types of accidents happen, the victims deserve compensation.
Drivers are probably more distracted when exiting or entering a parking lot than at any other time. According to one National Safety Council survey, more than half of drivers use their phones to call, text, email, or check social media while driving through parking lots, and nearly two-thirds of drivers program their GPS while driving in parking lots.
In addition to keeping their eyes peeled for open spots, drivers may also be busy checking their shopping list, talking to passengers, digging through their purse, or any number of other actions that take their eyes off of watching out for pedestrians and other vehicles.
Other common causes of accidents include:
If you’ve been injured as either a driver, passenger, or pedestrian in a parking lot collision, you should follow the same steps as you would in any other type of accident.
However, there are a few important differences for accidents in parking lots you should also take into consider.
Don’t let the insurance adjuster claim that accidents in parking lots aren’t severe enough to warrant compensation. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you should never have to pay those medical bills out of pocket.
At Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers, we’ll review the details of your case with you for free, and if you decide to hire us, you’ll pay us nothing unless we win. Contact us today for your free case consultation.