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Black Friday and Parking Lot Dangers

It’s that time of the year again when countless individuals head to stores to look for the biggest deals. Individuals go out in droves at all hours to make purchases, but they also create numerous dangers in the meantime. Not only do issues exist in stores and on roadways, but Black Friday shopping can also mean parking lot dangers.

It’s crucial to stay safe whenever you’re out during this time of the year. Here are some tips for drivers and pedestrians.

Tips for Drivers

When driving through the parking lot, keep your eyes open. Watch for other cars backing out of their spot or trying to park in front of you. People are often at a heightened mental state during this time, so avoid any conflict if you can.

Above all else, remember that you are in a parking lot. Drive slowly and respect others. Driving slowly can also help when you intend on braking to turn into a spot. It gives the driver behind you plenty of time to stop and prevent an accident from occurring.

Tips for Pedestrians

If you’re walking in a parking lot, you may think that you’re safe, but consumers on Black Friday can be less concerned about your safety. Here are some things you can do to decrease the chances of suffering injuries in a parking lot pedestrian accident:

  • Look both ways as if you were crossing a normal street.
  • Watch closely for cars that are pulling out of a spot.
  • If you see a car pulling into an open spot, be sure to wait for them to pass if they’ve already started their turn.
  • Don’t stare at your phone while walking in the parking lot. While drivers have to pay attention, pedestrians should too.

In any case, if you suffer an injury because of someone else’s negligence, we’re here to help. Our Jackson car accident lawyers at 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP are ready to pursue the maximum compensation available to you following a collision.

Call our firm today at (601) 265-6869.

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