You may know that California has more pedestrian accidents than most states in the country, even when correcting for population. It likely comes as no surprise that many of those accidents cause serious injury or even death. However, you may be surprised to learn that parking lots can be one of the most dangerous spots.
Keep reading to find out why parking lots can be so dangerous. If you have already been injured in a parking lot accident or have lost a loved one in this type of accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for your free legal consultation.
The Reasons for Danger in a Parking Lot
The National Safety Council reports that there are about 50,000 accidents in parking lots each year. Most people feel that parking lots are relatively safe due to the fact that there are so often pedestrians, which should mean drivers paying attention, and due to the fact that vehicles are moving so slow. However, it’s also true that parking lots have more distractions than most places.
Some of the most common distractions that cause accidents in parking lots including drivers programming their GPS system while operating their car, using social media when they are driving, taking pictures or watching videos while they are driving, or sending text messages, making phone calls, or otherwise using their phones.
When a driver takes their eyes off the road for just a second, the result can be a catastrophic accident. Though the speed may be low, pedestrians have no protection against the impact. As a result, fatal accidents can occur even at very low speeds.
You Are Not Alone: Get Help from an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in an Orange County parking lot, or otherwise injured in a car accident, then you may be wondering what your options are. We know this can be a difficult situation. We know you may feel that you’re in this alone but you are not. The first step is to get the medical care you need. The next step is to contact a personal injury attorney.
When you work with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we will begin with a free legal consultation. If your case has grounds, and we decide to take it, it will be on a contingency basis. This assures that you do not pay a cent during the legal process. If we do not win, you do not owe us anything. Call now at 800-333-0000 to get the process started.