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Vancouver Car Crash Lawyer Explains Why Parking Lots are So Dangerous

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

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3/8/2013
Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Whether a distracted driver backed into you at a shopping complex or a reckless speed demon hit you head-on while you were exiting the mall, your Vancouver car accident resulted in serious injuries and substantial property damage.

Why do so many serious car crashes happen in parking lots?

Cars operate at slower speeds in lots—shouldn’t we see fewer injuries and fatalities?

Lots are uniquely dangerous for a variety of reasons, some obvious, some not so obvious:

  • Parking lots are places where drivers and pedestrians come together.
  • Pedestrians have a strange way of letting down their guard in parking lots—doing things they would never in a million years do on or even near a street or highway.
  • When leaving a movie, restaurant, or shopping complex, drivers may still be thinking like a pedestrian.
  • Parking lots tend to be dark, confusing to navigate, and full of strange traffic signage and redirects. The rules of engagement in a parking lot are much different from that of a normal road or freeway.

 

How should you get clear on what you need to do—and what you don’t need to do—after a parking lot accident?

The answer is—without a good law firm guiding you, you really can’t!

Fortunately, a Vancouver car accident lawyer on the McComb Witten team can help. Give us a call today at 604-255-9018 to schedule a free consultation to get your crucial questions answered. You may also wish to download a free copy of our e-book entitled I've Been in a Car Accident, What Should I Do? The Car Accident Victim's Tool Kit.



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