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Stay safe in parking lots this holiday season

During the holiday season, there are more people out and about. Holiday shopping, errands and other tasks mean that more drivers are on the roads, and by default, they are more cars in parking lots. This naturally means that the chance for an accident in a parking lot increases during the holiday season.

You may not realize it, but parking lot accidents are one of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents. In fact, statistics released by the National Safety Council state that 50,000 people suffer injuries in accidents that happen in parking lots every year. This amounts to approximately 500 deaths and as many as 60,000 injuries. It is clear that parking lot safety is a serious issue.

Why do these accidents happen?

The overall number of parking lot accidents increases during the holiday season. Starting on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, you are more likely to be involved in this type of accident at this time of year. Distraction is one of the main reasons for parking lot accidents. Drivers are more distracted than ever before, and this is a problem everywhere, including in the places where you are walking to and from your vehicle. 

As you may know, phone use is one of the leading causes of distracted driving accidents. However, this can involve other types of dangerous behaviors behind the wheel, including:

  • Inputting information in a navigational system
  • Making phone calls
  • Sending an email
  • Watching videos
  • Using social media
  • Reading text messages

Parking lot accidents can involve two or more vehicles, but they can also involve people walking. These types of incidents often occur at low rates of speed, but they can still result in serious injuries, including broken bones, head trauma and more. Texas victims of parking lot accidents may find it beneficial to explore their option for a civil claim against the liable driver.

Act quickly to protect your interests

It is beneficial to act quickly after a parking lot accident. Your quick action will ensure that important evidence does not erode and you get the recovery you deserve in a timely manner. Starting with a complete evaluation of your case, there is no time to lose to learn more about your legal options. If you suffered injuries in a parking lot accident, you do not have to walk through the aftermath of this type of accident alone.

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