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    December 16 2020

    Do You Still Need Parking Lot Safety Tips?

    COVID-19 safety concerns and shutdowns have caused internet sales to soar this holiday season. Many shoppers may breathe a sigh of relief thinking that they can avoid the dangers of crowded parking lots. However, parking lots will continue to be congested as shoppers venture out for various purchases. Before you venture out, remember to pack your hand sanitizer and mask and review our below parking lot safety tips.

    If a driver injures you in Las Vegas or vicinity, contact the experienced personal injury legal team at Anthem Injury Lawyers. We do not charge for initial consultations and will travel to you at home or in the hospital if necessary. It’s important to note that insurance companies are not motivated to help you; their goal is to pay out as little as possible. You need our Las Vegas car accident lawyers whose purpose is to give you the best opportunity to gain maximum compensation for your injuries. Leave the complexities of dealing with insurance companies and the details of handling your case to our experienced lawyers and staff. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Avoid Distractions

    Distracted driving causes accidents. Distracted driving is anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. Stay safe and focus on driving while in a parking lot. Park your car before you do any of the following:

    • Talk on the phone
    • Program GPS systems
    • Text
    • Use social media
    • Send or receive emails
    • Take photos
    • Watch videos
    • Engage in personal grooming
    • Check your to-do list

    If a distracted driver injures you in a parking lot, you may be wondering if you are entitled to compensation. You should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can give you legal advice and help protect your rights. Our Las Vegas legal team understands that being an accident victim can be one of the most difficult things you will ever face. The experienced team at Anthem Injury Lawyers can help protect your rights and get you the personal injury settlement that you deserve. Contact our car accident lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Proceed with Caution

    Many of us breathe a sigh of relief once we enter a parking lot. However, driving in a parking lot comes with its own dangers. Proceed with caution and do the following in parking lots:

    • Drive slowly
    • Obey all signs
    • Stay in lanes
    • Do not cut across lines or lots
    • Use directional signals
    • Only park in designated parking spots

    A parking lot car accident can still cause injuries. If you are injured in a parking lot car accident, you should take the same steps as you would for any car accident. This includes the following:

    • Assess the scene. Are you hurt or injured? If so, call 911 and stay where you are until you receive proper medical treatment.
    • Call the police. When the police arrive, tell them exactly what happened. If you don’t know or aren’t sure, then don’t speculate or misstate facts. Do not speculate regarding your injuries.
    • Gather information. Obtain insurance and contact information from the other driver(s). Get the contact information from any witnesses. Make sure you get the contact information from the police officer. Take pictures if possible.
    • Seek medical attention. Even if you don’t call 911, you may still need to obtain medical care. Do so immediately.
    • Contact a personal injury lawyer. An experienced personal injury law firm will be able to walk you through the process of dealing with your potential claims.

    Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. We will work aggressively to defend your rights and get you just compensation. Time is of the essence. Get in touch with our Las Vegas car accident lawyers immediately so we have maximum time to pursue the compensation you deserve. Remember: insurance companies won’t help you gain the compensation that’s due you; they are not on your side. We will be, and offer you the expertise and knowledge necessary to provide you with the best opportunity to obtain compensation for injuries sustained in a Las Vegas car accident. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Stay Alert

    Parking lots are not just for cars. Parking lots, especially during the holidays, are filled with pedestrians, including distracted adults and small children. Stay alert in and around parking lots by doing the following:

    • Anticipate the actions of other drivers.
    • Look for small children and strollers.
    • Pay extra attention when backing out. Look over your shoulder and use your mirrors as you back up.

    If a driver injures you or a loved one in a parking lot, seek medical help immediately. Once you have sought medical care, contact Anthem Injury Lawyers. Las Vegas Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. Based in Henderson, Nevada, we work with clients all over the Las Vegas area. Don’t worry if your injuries cause you to not be able to visit our offices – we can come to you in the Las Vegas area. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Avoid Theft

    Driving accidents are not the only danger in parking lots. Shoppers are at an increased risk for parking lot theft during the holidays. Consumer Reports provides the following five simple safety rules:

    1. Choose Your Parking Spot Wisely

    Choose a spot that is well lit and close to the store entrance. Closer spots are convenient, and typically the most populated area of the parking lot. A closer spot is also the best lit. Look for spots with additional security such as video surveillance equipment.

    2. Lock It Up

    Make sure all doors and the trunk are locked.

    3. Out of Sight, Out of (the Criminal’s) Mind

    Do not keep valuables in your car. If you must leave purchases in your vehicle, keep them out of sight. Keep bags or expensive items of any kind in the back and out of sight of would-be-criminals. You can also use a dark blanket or large towel to conceal precious cargo.

    4. Have a Plan

    Getting lost in the parking lot is a surefire way to make you easy prey. Use Google Maps on your smartphone to “drop a pin” to save your location when you park. You can use GPS to get back to your car without getting lost.

    You can also use your camera phone to take a picture of your parking spot. Most lots label their rows with letters and numbers. Take a picture of where you are parked to reference once you leave the lot.

    5. Avoid Strangers

    The holidays might be a time of goodwill, but criminals play on that sentiment. Be wary of strangers who approach you in the parking lot. Have your keys in one hand and your cell in the other. And remember, the parking lot can also be a crowded place. If you scream, Good Samaritans are often not far away.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    If you or a loved one has been the victim in a car accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you protect your rights. Our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers are experienced at handling all types of car accidents. These accidents include: truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and drunk driver accidents.

    Car accident lawyers at our Las Vegas area firm offer you the best opportunity to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. It’s okay to inform yourself with some data from the Internet. But when it comes to seeking maximum compensation, you’ll want to put your case in the hands of the experts. The experts at Anthem Injury Lawyers have extensive car accident case experience. We will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation. Our law office is located in Henderson, and we work with clients in Las Vegas and vicinity. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

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