Being safe in a parking garage – a personal injury lawyer in Limpley Stoke
A parking garage is a popular place to park in busy town centres, where other types of parking may be limited. They often offer much longer term parking than other car parks as well, and are covered to protect your car from weather conditions. However, because these garages are enclosed and so large, they can be more risky for women and men on their own, and getting to and from your car may pose more hazards if you have parked in one of these. Here are some tips on remaining safe if you have to park in a parking garage.
- Choose a visible spot. Although garages are vast, there are still spots close to doors and exits which can be visible from the road. This means you won’t need to walk as far to your car, and also means that you are less likely to be targeted.
- Park between smaller vehicles. Parking next to a van puts you at risk as it shields you and your car completely from view from one side, and vans can also be used by attacker to hide behind. Choose smaller vehicles to park in between so you get a good view of the area around your car as you approach.
- Make a note of your spot. In a larger garage it may be difficult to find your vehicle again, especially if you return in the dark. Make a note of where you are parked and how to reach this spot from the entrance so you can head there with purpose when you return.
- Walk confidently to your car. When returning for your vehicle you should walk confidently and with purpose. If you look shy or nervous then you may make yourself a target.
When to find a personal injury lawyer in Limpley Stoke
If you have been injured in an attack, then you are entitled to try to make a claim for compensation from your attacker. You should contact a personal injury lawyer in Limpley Stoke to make a claim, as they will be able to process your claim more effectively, and can work on your behalf so that you don’t need to face your attacker in person in court.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with compensation claims, and can provide you with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer in Limpley Stoke to get you the compensation you deserve.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to get in touch with the team, who will help you to decide whether your claim is likely to be successful or not, and put you in touch with an in house personal injury lawyer in Limpley Stoke. You are under no obligation to proceed after this initial conversation, but if you do go ahead you will be kept informed as to the status of your claim as it progresses.