How to Make the Best of a Parking Lot Accident
One of the great things about Hawaii is that the weather is perfect throughout the year. This brings tourists from all points of the U.S. and from around the world to Honolulu for world-renowned shopping and dining experiences.
The greater the number of drivers making their way to shopping venues, the likelihood of parking lot accidents rises. Because of this, drivers must be additionally vigilant. Even with this, auto accidents still happens. So drivers should know what to do they crashes occur.
- Don’t panic – Being in an accident can be unnerving. But it is not a time to lose your cool and get too angry or lose your ability to communicate. Instead, calm down, check the damage to your vehicle and wait for the authorities to arrive.
- Have your insurance information ready – You should have your proof of insurance with you at all times, but in case you don’t have a current card, try calling your insurer from your cell phone to gather your updated information, and to report the accident. This is especially important if you have rented a car.
- Be wary of what you say – Just as we said don’t panic earlier, you should be careful about admitting fault or trying to get the other driver to admit they were wrong. All of the relevant facts will come out eventually.
If you have additional questions about what to do after a shopping mall parking lot crash, an experienced personal injury attorney can help.
The preceding is not legal advice.
For over 25 years, attorney Glenn Honda has helped people injured in accidents throughout Hawai’i get the best outcome for their case, whether it’s maximizing their settlement, or balancing costs and risks vs. putting the whole experience behind them. As the founding attorney of the Recovery Law Center, he is passionate about helping his clients with their physical, emotional and financial recovery. Mr. Honda will fight to get you coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property and other costs related to your accident.