Don’t Get into a Parking War This Holiday Season in Texas

Don’t Get into a Parking War This Holiday Season in Texas

We’ve all been there. You’re looking desperately for a parking spot at the mall a week before the holidays. You spot one and speed up to claim it as your own. At the last minute, someone comes from the other direction with the same idea. The two of you have a standoff – neither driver budging. At some point, you have to either accept your fate and look for a new spot or hold out. Most people will just look for a different spot. But there are times when you don’t realize there is another person trying to claim the spot as their own. They may speed up out of nowhere and smash into your car in an effort to beat you to the punch. Other drivers get impatient waiting for the car in front of them to move. They hit the gas, hoping to intimidate the other driver. They end up hitting the rear of the car. While parking lot accidents don’t often cause very serious injuries, that doesn’t mean you won’t suffer some damages. If this happens, you need to contact our experienced Texas car crash attorneys.

It’s Cheaper to Be the Bigger Person than Battle for a Parking Spot

As frustrating as it may be, when push comes to shove, a parking spot is not worth thousands of dollars in damages. The same is true for when you’re stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on the highway. With thousands of people traveling this holiday season, you have to be wary of rear-end car accidents.

Some of the more common accidents we see during the holidays include:

  • Pedestrian accidents – A lot of people end up getting hit by a car while walking to their own vehicle.
  • Road rage – When someone steals a driver’s parking spot, they get angry. They may chase the other driver down or intentionally bump into their car.
  • Drunk driving accidents – A lot of people go to holiday parties and then go shopping. Or, they drink too much and get behind the wheel.
  • Rear-end collisions – Some people get so tired of waiting for a spot, that they just get frustrated and get way too close to the other driver.

Most of these are the result of impatience. At a time of year when we’re supposed to think of good will toward man, a lot of us get downright frustrated. This is why there are so many senseless car accidents this time of year. If this happens to you, your Texas car accident lawyer will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

Your Texas Car Crash Attorneys Will Fight to Get You Damages

Drunk driving accidents tend to cause very serious injuries. People drive faster than they should. And, with so many extra cars on the road, these accidents tend to involve more than one car. If you’re the victim in a drunk driving crash in Texas this December, you may be entitled to damages. Some of these include:

  • Medical Bills: Keep track of every medical bill you receive. This includes things like prescription copays and travel to your doctor’s appointments.
  • Lost Wages: Talk to your payroll department and get a printout of how much time you missed from work. This way, you can demand compensation for lost wages.
  • Property Damage: Make sure your mechanic gives you a breakdown of how much it cost to fix your car.
  • Pain and Suffering: These types of damages are meant to compensate you for any mental and physical anguish caused by the crash.

If you expect to receive compensation, you need to work with your Texas accident lawyer to prove your case. Give them any receipts and bills you have. Staying organized can mean the difference between receiving nothing and getting the compensation you deserve.

Contact our Experienced Texas Car Crash Attorneys Right Away

If someone hits you while in a parking lot this season, call our office and talk to one our skilled Beaumont car crash attorneys. They’ve handled dozens of cases just like yours. You pay nothing for the initial consultation. Then you can decide if you want our firm to handle your case.

Having a lawyer can make the difference between winning and losing your case. Experienced Texas car crash attorneys know how to deal with insurance companies. They also know how to take your case to trial if that’s what needs to be done.

search

our offices

  • Beaumont Office

    215 Orleans St.
    Beaumont, TX 77701

  • Houston Office

    300 Fannin St.
    Suite 300
    Houston, TX 77002

  • Burbank Office

    4111 W. Alameda Avenue
    Suite 611
    Burbank, California 91505

  • Denver Office

    3801 E. Florida Ave.
    Suite 905
    Denver, CO 80210-2500

  • Philadelphia Office

    1500 Walnut Street
    Suite 2000
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Nashville Office

    1102 17th Avenue, South
    Suite 305
    Nashville, TN 37212

FROM THE BLOG

DUI Driver Kills Pedestrian in Houston Hit-and-Run Accident

A driver hit and killed a pedestrian in a Houston hit-and-run accident on Monday, October 26. The driver was later apprehended by the authorities and found to be under the influence of alcohol. According to the details shared by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at Westheimer and Fountain View.…

Teaching Others About Road Safety

Some drivers take it as a personal responsibility to teach others on the road about road safety. Now some drivers can and do have an obligation to teach others such as adult guardians or parents of teenagers learning to drive. Others however take it too far or an issue faced citations or slap stickers directly…

First pre-trial hearing held Monday for 530 TPC explosion-related lawsuits

Court proceedings started on Monday in the first pre-trial hearing related to the TPC Group facility explosion in Port Neches. Judge Courtney Arkeen presided over the first hearing about 10 months after the plant exploded in late November 2019. Arkeen told 12News Monday allowed lawyers on both sides to meet and talk about logistics. As…