Car Accidents in Parking Lots
While parking lots may seem safe and easy to navigate, the reality is that a large number of motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents happen in parking lots every year. In fact, statistics report that close to one in four car accidents involve someone who is backing up, which is a common occurrence in parking lots. When motorists act recklessly while navigating parking lots or parking garages, they can put innocent individuals at risk of serious accidents.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a careless driver while in a parking lot, you may be eligible for financial compensation to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. At Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers, we are committed to helping you every step of the way. To learn more about your legal options, contact a San Antonio accident attorney today at (210) 999-9999 and schedule a free consultation.
Causes of Parking Lot Accidents
Although vehicles are moving at a relatively slow speed in parking lots and garages, there are a number of factors that could lead to a potentially serious accident. Some features of parking lots and reckless behaviors that can contribute to accidents include the following:
- A large amount of pedestrian traffic
- Pedestrians not using crosswalks
- Limited visibility in parking garages
- Motorists speeding or ignoring “One Way” or “Stop” signs
- Poor lighting
Parking lots and garages should be properly constructed and maintained to offer a safe environment for drivers. Additionally, it is the responsibility of motorists as well as pedestrians to avoid potentially hazardous actions while navigating parking lots. Failure in any of these areas can result in auto accidents.
If you have been hurt due to a careless motorist or unsafe parking lot, you may need financial compensation to help pay for medical bills and other damages. For help with your case, contact a San Antonio accident lawyer of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers today at (210) 999-9999 and get started on building your case.