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All too often, people underestimate the dangers associated with parking lots and parking garages. While parking lots and garages may seem completely harmless in most places, it is important to realize that it is actually quite the opposite. Statistics have shown that parking lots involve a variety of different risk factors and every year, victims are faced with serious repercussions. 

In this blog, we will discuss some of the risk factors that are associated with parking lots and parking structures. Continue reading to learn more.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a parking lot accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. At Fiore Legal, our highly experienced personal injury lawyers and team can help you through this difficult time. Contact our team for a free consultation with a trusted accident lawyer in Los Angeles.

3 Common Dangers in Parking Lots

Even though vehicles are typically traveling at significantly lower speeds in parking lots and structures compared to on the roads, parking lots and structures have other unique risks as well. However, it is important to recognize that many drivers do drive at higher speeds than what is allowed in parking lots and garages, posing serious risks to others. Therefore, it is imperative to always travel at a much lower speed in this type of environment. Additionally, parking lots and garages have other unique risks that can result in serious repercussions, such as:

Little to no lighting

Lack of sufficient lighting or no lighting at all in a parking lot or garage can make it difficult for drivers and pedestrians to see – whether it is day or night. This can pose a serious risk to other drivers and pedestrians within the vicinity.

No security

Unfortunately, the majority of parking lots and structures do not have security patrols on site. While some of them are equipped with security cameras, many of these security cameras are inoperative or unable to get a good view if there is not sufficient lighting. It’s important to note that when there aren't any security patrols on site, this means people are more likely to not follow rules, such as following the speed limit, obeying signage, and more. When there are no security patrols present, there is likely to be more reckless accidents, as well as other risk factors, such as theft and more.

Lack of ADA-accessible routes

Most parking lots and garages have parking spots that are specifically designated for disabled individuals. However, in some instances, there are times when ADA-accessible walkways, ramps, and sidewalks are not available, making it impossible for disabled individuals to safely and adequately get from point A to point B.

Contact Fiore Legal For a Free Consultation

At Fiore Legal, we recognize that there are several risks associated with parking lots and garages. Unfortunately, many people fall victim to a variety of risks that these environments pose. If you or a loved one has been injured in a parking lot or garage, it is imperative to speak with a trusted personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles as soon as possible to get the legal help you need and deserve. Contact Fiore Legal for a free consultation today!

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