Parking Lot Injuries During the Holidays

As much as online shopping has become a popular way to purchase products, for many, department store shopping remains a favorite way to holiday shop. This means that stores and parking lots around the country will, inevitably, be much more crowded than usual during this time of the year.

Keep in mind that busy roads are not the only place that accidents can happen. Although parking lots can seem safer than actual roads, the chaos of the holidays can make these spaces quite dangerous for drivers and pedestrians alike.

Common Causes of Parking Lot Accidents

Although speed limits are typically lower in parking lots than on roads, the close proximity of cars and pedestrians can lead to disaster. Even accidents that occur at low speeds can still result in serious injuries and substantial property damage.

Some common causes of parking lot accidents, especially during the holiday season, include:

  • Both drivers reversing at the same time

  • Pulling into the same spot

  • Rear-end collisions

  • Reversing into parking lot traffic

Avoiding These Accidents During the Holidays

Many parking lot collisions can be prevented by taking extra precautions when behind the wheel. In order to avoid any sort of collision in a parking lot this holiday season, drivers should make sure to:

  • Be aware of your surroundings

  • Be visible

  • Give space

  • Back into parking spots

  • Put the electronics down

  • Be patient

  • Slow down

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, these precautions are even more important. We hope that these tips help you stay safe as you check off your holiday shopping lists. Remember that, in the unfortunate event you or a loved one is injured in an accident during this time, McNabola & Associates is here to provide you with effective legal representation.

Contact our firm at (312) 888-8700 to schedule your free consultation with our Chicago personal injury attorneys.