Parking Lot Accident Protection
There are few personal injury attorneys who have as much experience as the lawyers at Nobles & Yanez do. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So we put together a list of tips to avoid those pesky parking lot fender benders:
Awareness and Anticipation – The more aware you are of your surroundings, the better chance your car has of making it out unscathed. Parking lots in Vegas are littered with hazards. Vegas drivers aren’t known for being scrupulous, so the biggest threat is other drivers. Choosing to drive in a defensive, aware posture can help prevent crashes when drivers cut across empty lanes and ignore the rules of the road. You cannot control what others do, but you can control how you respond to them.
Avoid Peak Traffic Times – This is something that cannot always be helped. If you are working, your boss expects you to make it there on time. However, there are plenty of instances where you can avoid going out during peak traffic “rush hours.” When you go food shopping for example, it may be better to get to know your local area and go shopping when others do not. Turns out that according to studies by Retail Aware, most people get groceries on Saturday and Sunday, and the least on Wednesday and Thursday.
A Wide Berth – Most accidents in parking lots are minor damage, scrapes, dings, dents. One of the most common comes from door dents. This happens when people park too closely to each other. Being a courteous and conscientious parker can save you a lot of headache down the road.
Even the most cautious of drivers can still get into an accident, which can be costly physically and fiscally. If you have been involved in an accident, Nobles & Yanez can ensure that you are protected, and receive the legal guidance you need to navigate the murky waters of legal system. Proper representation saves money, time, and lives.