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While parking lots may seem like a safe place for pedestrians and drivers, the truth is they can be just as dangerous as any road. If you consider the amount of cars backing out and pulling in, pedestrians walking to and from every direction, and children running around, parking lots are full of hazards and potentially dangerous situations. The nightmare and surprise of a parking lot accident recently became all too real for one Texas mother, as a drunk driver hit her shopping cart while she was unloading groceries and her infant was sitting inside.
The allegedly intoxicated driver entered the Dollar General parking lot at a high speed and wide turn at 3pm on a Monday afternoon. The driver struck the shopping cart, causing the one-year-old girl inside to be thrown out of the baby seat of the cart she was sitting in. The mother and infant both sustained injuries after being hit and were taken to the hospital, where the baby was later pronounced dead.
Unfortunately this is not the first case of a reckless parking lot accident, and it will more than likely not be the last. While it is impossible to control the actions of other drivers, especially if they are impaired, it is possible to maximize your safety as a pedestrian or parking lot driver and decrease the likelihood of being involved in a parking lot accident.
Follow the precautions and tips we have listed below in order to best avoid parking lot accidents:
If you or a loved one has been involved in a parking lot accident, we can help. After you have called the police and documented the scene, call the auto-pedestrian accident attorneys at Adame Garza LLP to help file your claim. We will work to help you determine the fault of the accident and get the compensation you deserve.