How to prevent a Buffalo parking lot accident

Posted: August 6, 2018

Preventing a Buffalo parking lot accident can mean slowing down when driving in a parking lot, and remaining cognizant of people pulling out of parking spaces. Some parking lot accidents are minor fender-benders, and police are not involved. While every situation is unique, simply exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver and find out if anybody witnessed the accident. It may sometimes help to take photographs of damage to both cars.

If someone is physically injured in a parking lot accident, you should always call the police. In addition, you may want to contact a Buffalo car accident lawyer at William Mattar, who can start investigating on your behalf. We may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries, especially when an injury requires emergency medical treatment and hospitalization.

Common Parking Lot Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Drivers backing out of parking spaces too quickly without looking behind them is one common type of parking accident. Although you never know when somebody is going to back out of their space, you can reduce the risk of by noticing if parked cars are occupied with drivers.

Some drivers prefer parking in spaces they can exit by pulling forward instead of backing out. Unfortunately, drivers pulling forward when exiting a parking spot can sometimes punch the gas and speed out of the parking lot. Watch for cars in parking lots that have the opportunity to pull forward. Go slow around them when searching for a parking spot.

In crowded parking lots, everybody is searching for the closest parking spot or any unoccupied parking spot. If you spot an open parking space, it’s not a good idea to drive fast just to get it before somebody else does. While most people adhere to the “first come, first served” rule of parking, some people will ramp up their speed just to get that spot before you do. In addition, some road rage accidents happen in parking lots when two drivers are vying for a good parking spot.

Three things to remember to reduce the risk of a Buffalo parking lot accidents–go slow, watch for “sitting” drivers and don’t fight over parking spots. If you are involved in a parking lot crash and sustain injuries, don’t hesitate to call William Mattar to consult with a Buffalo car accident lawyer. Compensation may be available for your damages.

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