Parking Lot Accidents
During sporting events, concerts, special events, and even holiday shopping season, parking lots become battlegrounds. Still, because most cars in parking lots are unoccupied, a parking lot is the last place that people expect to get into an accident. The truth, however, is that many accidents occur in and around parking lots and parking garages.
Parking lot safety is in the hands of both the drivers and those who constructed the parking facility. If you have been injured in a parking lot accident, you can fight back against the inattentive driver or negligent construction company that caused the accident. Contact the Appleton car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to learn more about how we can help you.
Common Reasons for Parking Lot Accidents
People often take parking for granted until they are jockeying for position with many other motorists, all of whom feel entitled to the “best” spot. Unfortunately, many drivers in parking lots think too little about safety. As a result, they may engage in the following reckless behaviors:
- Frustrated driving
- Aggressive parking
- Distracted driving
- Excessive speed
- Failure to see vehicles in reverse
- Failure to yield to vehicles or pedestrians while reversing
Parking lots and parking garages are often tight spaces that are not as accommodating as the roads on which we are used to maneuvering. In addition, people are entering and exiting vehicles and moving across lanes of traffic with a frequency that demands a driver’s attention.
Pedestrians as well as motorists can suffer in harmful parking lot accidents. If you have been hurt due to a dangerous driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To get help with a claim for your parking lot accident, contact the Appleton car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. Call 800-242-2874 to talk to someone now.