Articles Tagged with parking lot accidents

It’s not uncommon for car accidents in Hollywood to happen because a driver pressed the accelerator instead of the brake by accident. While this seems like an unlikely mistake—the pedals are in different positions—it does commonly happen and it causes serious injuries when it does.

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If you’ve been injured because another driver negligently sped up instead of stopping at an intersection or anywhere else on the road, you may have a claim. Florida law may allow you to seek compensation to cover your lost wages, car repair bills, hospital and medical treatment costs, and more. However, you may not get the full amount you’re entitled to just by filing an insurance claim. To find out more, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a Hollywood car accident claims lawyer.

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As the holiday season approaches, there’s a surge in holiday shopping. As drivers head to malls and shops in Miami, Hollywood, and other communities to score the perfect presents and deals, the increased traffic, fuller parking lots, and increased distractions can contribute to a higher risk of car crashes.

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If you find yourself in a holiday accident in Florida, know that you can always reach us at Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. We’re able to take care of many of the details—even finding you a rental car—and help you seek compensation, if you qualify. We’re also proud to offer a free consultation if you’ve been injured, so you can discuss your options with a Florida car accident claims attorney in a no-stress setting.

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Even though parking lots may seem like low-risk areas, accidents can happen in these spaces due to distracted driving, unclear signage, and reckless behavior. At Flaxman Law Group, we understand the complexities of parking lot accidents and the importance of seeking legal guidance when navigating the aftermath.

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If you’ve been injured in a parking lot accident, never make the mistake of brushing it off as minor. Always get a medical evaluation and if you’ve been injured contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case consultation with a Florida car accident attorney.

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In Tamarac and other communities, car accidents can happen anywhere motorists drive. While Tamarac intersection collisions are more likely to be fatal, crashes in parking lots do cause devastating and even fatal injury and are quite common.

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday start the busiest retail season of the year. While this can mean positive forward momentum for the local economy and while most Hollywood residents love the excitement of Thanksgiving, the extra busyness can mean an increased risk of traffic accidents, especially in parking lots.

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As more customers flock to stores to shop, grocery store, shopping center, and other parking lots get fuller. This can mean an increased risk of collisions. While parking lot collisions tend to be low-speed, they can still lead to devastating injuries, including fractures, lacerations, head injuries, and other serious injuries.

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As a driver, you may park in an indoor garage often, often without thinking twice about it. You may park in a lot owned by a private company, or your building may have an indoor garage for your apartment or condo. What happens if you are attacked in a garage, get into a collision, or your car is stolen from your parking spot? Flaxman Law Group has worked with plaintiffs who have found themselves in these situations.

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Parking lot accidents in Homestead and across Florida do cause serious injury, even though they usually do not involve high speeds. Even slowed down to slip into a parking spot, multiple directions of traffic, close quarters, and a combination of pedestrian, car, and truck traffic can all spell danger for drivers.

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Parking lot accidents lead to many types of injuries, including crushing injuries, head trauma, back injury, soft tissue injury, whiplash, and other injuries. You especially want to be careful in these zones of the parking lot:

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If you’re heading to an amusement park in Miami or to any big festival or event anywhere in southern Florida, you may be at a higher risk of car accidents. The heavy traffic to and from the event as well as chaotic parking can conspire to create a higher-than-average crash risk.

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Luckily, there are things you can do to reduce your risk:

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With holiday shopping in full swing, you need to be aware that if you’re taking your car to Hollywood and South Florida retail areas, you need to use added caution. According to insurers, up to a quarter of car accidents during the holiday season are parking lot accidents.

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Although parking lot accidents tend to be lower speed accidents and therefore less likely than trucking collisions to lead to permanent injuries and fatalities, they can still be serious. An unexpected parking lot accident or rear end accident in a Hollywood shopping area can lead to whiplash, head trauma, and other serious injuries. In addition, if you’re struck by a car as you’re walking to or from a store, your injuries can be life-threatening. As a pedestrian, you are simply more at risk for serious, even fatal injuries.

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Black Friday sales are almost here, and many Florida shoppers are already planning to take advantage of the bargains. The official start of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday sales are a big tradition at many retailers. Each year, however, they also cause injuries to store staff, customers, drivers, and pedestrians as everyone congregates on shopping areas for the deals. Here’s how you can avoid being in a car or pedestrian accident during one of the biggest retail events of the year:

1) Plan strategically.

Consider where you want to go, what routes you’ll drive, and what order you want to visit stores. Determine when you’ll need to leave home. Plan your route so you’re not driving during very heavy traffic (when your chances of traffic jams, car accidents, and general frustration are greater). Don’t assume you can get to all sales; pick one or two retail experiences you want to have and aim for those.

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