Tips For Avoiding A New Haven Auto Accident In A Store Parking Lot

December 14, 2020
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The hustle and bustle of the holidays feels different this year, but one thing remains the same, traffic in and out of parking lots and parking garages can lead to New Haven auto accidents which could cause you to have a very drab holiday.

When you’re racing in and out of stores and parking lots your mind will undoubtedly be on something other than being safe and avoiding an accident, but you still need to keep your exposure about you and get to where you are going safely.  We’ve put together a couple of tips to help you do just that.  You’ll need to put down your shopping list for a minute to read them over, but we hope they will help you get to and from your destination safely and in time to celebrate a wonderful holiday.

  1. Don’t worry about what spot you’re getting, worry about driving safely.  If you miss the “perfect” spot, another one will open up shortly.
  2. Avoid stopping short.  Follow all traffic signs as you move through a parking lot, but don’t stop where you aren’t required to without signaling.  If you’re going to stop to turn into a parking spot use your blinker.
  3. Minimize the volume of traffic around you and your car by parking farther away.  Sure this one means a longer walk, but in the long run it will keep you and your car safe.
  4. Keep your cool.  Getting heated over parking spots and yelling at others will only elevate the danger and cause more accidents then it solves.
  5. Back into your spot.  It’s a lot easier to back into a spot then back out of a spot.

If you’re out and about doing some holiday shopping you’ll want to follow these parking lot tips so you can stay safe and avoid a New Haven auto accident and we can all have a holly, jolly, instead of a dented fender.

While you’re out shopping if you or a loved one are injured in an accident and need an attorney to review your case, contact our office immediately and one of our experienced attorneys will do just that.