As the holidays approach many of us will find ourselves walking through parking lots to reach stores. We will witness many near misses of cars racing to open parking spaces. Patience and tempers flare and in their efforts to secure a parking space before someone else grabs it; drivers don’t always see people walking through the lots.
Pedestrian accidents peak during the holidays, and over 80% of the pedestrian accidents that occur in parking lots are the fault of drivers. Vehicle drivers are distracted and race down parking lot isles to get the open space. Pedestrians can be obscured by parked cars and are not seen in time.
There has been an increase in pedestrian accidents in parking lots of 70% over the last three years. Law enforcement officers and firefighters have an increasing presence at shopping centers to remind drivers to be careful.
Kenneth G. Marks Law Firm
If you have sustained injury as a result of an accident through no fault of your own, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical costs, and other costs due to the accident. The Kenneth G. Marks Law Firm has over 30 years handling personal injury cases and cases involving pedestrian accidents. No case is too small or too large. We can provide you with the legal expertise you will need to recover your compensation.
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