Parking Lots May Be More Dangerous Than You Think: Learn How to Stay Safe

It is not a surprise to most people to know that pedestrian accidents are often more dangerous than other types of vehicular accidents. After all, a person walking down the street is especially vulnerable and does not have the protection a person has when they are in a car. What’s worse is the fact that pedestrian accidents are on the rise.

We have provided tips for people who choose to walk to or from work, or who simply like to walk around this beautiful state. However, many people who are injured in this type of accident are simply walking through a parking lot. We do not want you to be at risk just walking to your car with your groceries, yet this is the reality. Read on to learn more. Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free consultation if you have been injured in this type of accident, a car accident, or another accident that was not your fault.

The reasons parking lots are so dangerous

Are parking lots really so dangerous? According to one study by the National Safety Council, they certainly are. That study showed that there are more than 50,000 reported accidents in parking lots each year. Note that this does not even include accidents that were considered minor enough that the police or other authorities were not called.

When you think about what happens in a parking lot, it starts to make more sense that there are so many accidents. You have people walking through, drivers who are distracted by looking for a parking place or, if they are leaving, trying to check their receipt, make sure their groceries are balanced, and other distracting activities.

Distractions are the number one cause of car accidents in parking lots

Distracts are one of the top causes of car accidents overall, and are the top cause of parking lot accidents. The report showed that people are distracted by programming their GPS while driving, using social media behind the wheel, sending a text, reading an email, making a phone call, taking pictures, or even watching videos while driving.

Pedestrians can also contribute to the dangerous atmosphere by being distracted themselves. They may not look before stepping out into the lane, they may be so focused on finding their grocery list that they are not paying attention, or they could be distracted by their own social media accounts.

You are not alone in fighting your case

If you have been injured in a parking lot due to a driver or a pedestrian acting negligently then you may have recourse to get compensation for your damages. To find out more about your options, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now and ask for a free legal consultation.