When thinking about car crashes, there is a tendency to focus on high-speed collisions. While many accidents occur at high speeds, there are also numerous other causes.
For the most part, parking lots and garages are full of stationary vehicles, so it’s understandable that they are perceived as safe. However, not every vehicle within a parking lot or garage will be stationary, and there are several potential hazards. Outlined below are some of the more common causes of car park accidents:
Competition over spaces
It’s no secret that finding parking can be a challenge, especially in populated cities and towns. This can result in drivers becoming rather competitive and agitated. Rushing to either get in or out of a parking space has the potential to cause a serious collision.
Another dangerous aspect of car lots is that pedestrians and vehicles have to share the same space. This is especially dangerous when a vehicle is reversing, as they may not see someone walking behind them. Such scenarios are very dangerous for children, as their road safety knowledge may not be advanced and they are small in stature, which makes them difficult to spot.
Avoiding car park accidents
It’s essential that both drivers and pedestrians remain alert in car lots and parking garages. This means keeping distractions to a minimum. While not finding a space can be frustrating, it is never worth getting into a heated confrontation or accident over.
If you have been injured by the negligence of another driver, then be sure to look into your options. Seeking legal guidance could open the door to financial compensation for your injuries.