Of all the places you drive on a weekly basis, parking lots are among the most dangerous—or at least, the most likely place for a crash to occur. It can seem hard to believe considering the low-speed nature of parking lots, but it makes sense when you consider how hectic and chaotic they can be.
Many grocery stores, supermarkets, and shopping malls have clearly designated lanes of traffic near their entrances and throughout parking space aisles. They also may have safety features such as speed limit signs, stop signs, speed bumps, large sidewalks. But that doesn’t make drivers and pedestrians in parking lots impervious to accidents and injuries.
For example, drivers may back up into other vehicles or even people without looking or using their backup cameras, they may pull through parking spaces instead of backing out, and they may enter aisles driving in the wrong direction. Other risk factors include failing to watch for pedestrians at night or during times of low visibility.
If you or someone you love was injured in a parking lot, you may be eligible for compensation. If the accident occurred due to a defect, flaw, or danger on the property, such as lack of lighting, lack of traffic control, or lack of safe areas for pedestrians, you also may have a claim against the property owner.
At Ponce Law, our Nashville auto accident lawyers want to hear your story. We’ll investigate what happened, and we’ll do everything in our power to get you maximum compensation for your injuries and expenses. Contact us today for a free consultation.