A lot of things happen in parking lots. There are pedestrians walking about, cars coming in and out, moving through and between spaces, workers collecting carts, it is important to always exercise caution and alertness when you enter any parking lot. Some parking lots have larger spots while others have much tighter spaces. All of these factors lead to a good amount of accidents. If you add in the number of distracted drivers and those simply not paying attention to their surroundings you have a very dangerous environment in parking lots.
Americans are on the roads so much that we don’t think of daily activities as being as dangerous as they are. This includes running errands where you have to go in and out of various parking lots. Most of the time you will get your chores done without incident, but there is always that once incident, where an accident happens that you know, was unnecessary. Accidents in parking lots can happen between multiple cars just as much as they can happen between a car and a pedestrian. If you have been in an accident in a Wisconsin or Illinois parking lot and you were injured, you should contact a Janesville personal injury attorney to help you with your personal injury claim.
What Injuries Can You Sustain From A Parking Lot Accident?
When a car collides with a human body the results are often catastrophic. A human body is no match for your average 3,000-pound vehicle. Even when traveling at lower speeds, a car can do much damage to the human body. Here are some of the most common injuries that are seen when a car hits a pedestrian:
- Bone fracture in multiple locations
- Lower extremity damages
- Chest and face injuries
- Skull fractures and trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord damages
- Internal organ damage and wounds
- Lacerations and bruising
It is not just other cars you have to be worried about when it comes to parking lot hazards. A business that doesn’t keep up the maintenance of their grounds also poses a threat to the public. Specifically, the elderly are at the highest risk for slip-and-fall injuries when they fall. Unfortunately for more mature adults, falls and the injuries that result can not only be difficult to recover from but also deadly. Slip-and-falls can result in any of the following bodily damages:
- Broken bones
- Sprained ankles or wrists
- Knee injuries
- Muscle strains
- Shoulder dislocations
- Spine and nerve damage
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Cuts and bruises
Do You Need To Find A Wisconsin Or Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer?
When a negligent and reckless party injures you in an accident that was not your fault you deserve to have your damages paid for. The Wisconsin slip-and-fall attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices have the experience and track record of success representing victims that you want to be backing you.
Our excellent team of qualified attorneys is here to speak with you about your accident experience during a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will help you with your personal injury claim.