Car Accidents in Parking Lots 

Car accidents in parking lots are more common than you might think. We all know that driving on highways and back roads can be treacherous, but parking lots can also be hazardous.  

Types of Parking Lot Accidents 

Many different types of parking lot accidents occur daily. Some of the most common accidents include: 

  • Fender Benders 
  • Backup Accidents 
  • Pedestrian Accidents 
  • Hit and Run Accidents 
  • Two Cars Vying for the Same Spot 
  • Rear-Enders at Stop Signs 

One of the issues with parking lot accidents is determining who is at fault. Typically, the driver of the moving car is at fault, but these things are not always crystal clear. Sometimes both drivers are at fault.  

Reasons for Parking Lot Accidents 

The reasons that parking lot accidents occur are the same as other types of driving accidents. These causes include: 

  • Distracted driving (on the phone, texting, using the infotainment system or GPS). 
  • Aggressive driving. 
  • Speeding. 
  • Driving while intoxicated. 
  • Stress. 
  • Road rage. 

These issues can escalate during the holiday season. Even though most parking lot accidents occur at low speeds, injuries could still be severe, including head trauma, broken bones, spinal cord damage, or other serious wounds.  

What to Do in a Parking Lot Car Accident 

If you were involved in a parking lot accident, you should first exchange information with the other party. Swap your name, address, phone, and insurance details. If you were injured, even if you think it’s minor, you should seek medical help as soon as possible and document everything. Take photographs of the scene and collect witness statements. You may need them later if the issue becomes legal. 

You may also need to involve the police and have them fill out a report. Some state laws require that you report any motor vehicle accident, even minor ones. 

Ways to Avoid Parking Lot Accidents 

Although some accidents are unavoidable when you are not at fault, you can take some precautions to avoid causing accidents. Some tips for preventing parking lot accidents include: 

  • Drive slowly. 
  • Always stay in your lane. 
  • Remain alert and watch for pedestrians and other cars. 
  • Stay off your phone and other distracting devices. 
  • When backing up, use your mirrors and rear camera. 
  • Pull forward out of a spot rather than back up. 
  • As a pedestrian, always look both ways before crossing. 

Even if you take steps to avoid accidents, they may still occur. If you are involved in an accident and are at fault or were injured severely by someone else’s negligence, you may need legal help. 

Where to Help After an Accident 

Neufeld Law Firm specializes in personal injury cases, and we want to help you. We understand that the aftermath of any accident can be challenging, but we also know you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. 

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