Parking lots are the number one cause of death (in the United States). Every year, they take thousands of lives and put hundreds of thousands of people in the hospital.
They can happen almost anywhere; all it takes is one moment, one simple distraction and someone’s life could be changed forever.
However, some places are more dangerous than others. Here is a list of common places where car accidents happen more frequently.
Even though they are used to park cars, parking lots are very dangerous. There are several reasons why they are the place with frequent car accidents:
- There is always a large number of vehicles coming in and out of the parking lot
- There are many blind spots
- Parking (especially in reverse) is dangerous and could result in both car and pedestrian accidents
- Constant pedestrian movement
When driving around and through the parking lot, you have to pay extra attention to other cars, especially those driving in reverse. Watch out for pedestrians, and always check your corners.
If you get hit or if you hit someone while on a parking lot, call car accident attorneys in Los Angeles at JML Law. They will help you deal with the situation (legally) and protect your best interests. If eligible, they will help you file a claim against the person responsible for causing the accident.
Every intersection is different, but they all have one thing in common: they are all dangerous for both vehicles and pedestrians. The most dangerous intersections are those near freeways, as the drivers usually have little to no time to slow down.
Generally, there are always at least 20 cars at every intersection (minimum), and one mistake could easily cause a multi-vehicle car accident. Be on the lookout every time you are at an intersection, and pay attention to your surroundings and speeding vehicles.
Most accidents occur because one of the drivers failed to see the stop sign. Pedestrians usually tend to cross the street at the stop sign, without paying attention to the oncoming cars. They simply think that the driver will see the sign and slow down, but in reality, this is not always the case. There are hundreds of cases where a driver (due to distraction or simply lack of focus) failed to spot a stop sign and continued to drive at a high speed, hitting another car or a pedestrian. You do not want to be the next victim. Pay attention when crossing the street.
Most highways have one thing in common – open road and plenty of space for every vehicle. However, this is not the case with freeways close to a big city. These are usually packed with thousands of vehicles in close vicinity. One mistake, and the accident is inevitable. Accidents mostly occur because of:
- Aggressive driving
- Lack of focus
- Fatigue and dizziness
- Road rage
If you end up in a car accident, and you believe that someone else was responsible for causing it, consult Los Angeles car accident attorneys at JML Law and let them help you obtain much-needed compensation.