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Auto accidents and parked cars

On Behalf of | Nov 9, 2018 | Car accidents

Crashes happen on the road for all sorts of reasons, but some accidents are particularly unique. For example, some motor vehicle collisions involve a car that is not even moving. In some cases, a parked car may be involved in an accident because a driver parked their car poorly (or even on the road). In other instances, a reckless driver may veer off of the road and slam into a car that has pulled over for some reason or collide with a vehicle in a parking lot.

First of all, crashes involving parked cars can result in a significant amount of damage and it may be difficult for the owner of a parked car to figure out who struck their vehicle. These accidents can also be dangerous, however. Some people have been injured or killed after being struck from behind by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed while they were parked. As a result, if you ever have to pull your vehicle off of the road for whatever reason, make sure you turn your emergency lights on and try to find the safest place to pull over if you have to bring your vehicle to a stop.

A driver may collide with a parked car because they are drunk, distracted, speeding or drowsy. As with all motor vehicle crashes, these wrecks have many causes and it is essential for reckless drivers to be held answerable. Accidents involving parked cars can bring a tremendous amount of suffering, not only in terms of injuries but emotional and financial pain also.

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