A Waltham, Massachusetts grocery store employee was hospitalized when he was struck by a vehicle in the store parking lot. This car accident happened after 4 p.m. and involved five parked cars. A witness reported that the driver accelerated when backing up and pinned the store employee while hitting another person, the parked cars, and a shopping cart corral. Police reported that the victim is in his 20s or 30s and sustained minor injuries but was taken to a local hospital. The accident is being investigated to determine if it was driver error or a mechanical issue that caused the accident.
It is determined that 60,000 people are injured each year in accidents that take place in parking lots. The National Safety Council surveyed thousands of drivers in the U.S. and found that two-thirds of drivers admittedly talked on cell phones while driving in parking lots and more than half admitted to texting and driving while driving in parking lots. Parking lot accidents happen all throughout the year but the holiday season is one of the biggest and busiest times for parking lot accidents. Not only do drivers need to be alert but so do pedestrians walking in these lots and parking garages. Always speak to a personal injury attorney if you or someone you know has been injured in a parking lot car accident. An attorney will be able to determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action and help you receive compensation for your injuries.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have decades of experience with car accident cases. Injuries that are sustained in car accidents can be costly with medical bills, physical therapy, lost time from work and stress. We understand that each case is sensitive and strive to reach a maximum settlement for each client. Contact our downtown office today for a free no-obligation consultation and let us help you receive the care and compensation you deserve.