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What Are the Dangers of Black Friday?

On Behalf of | Nov 19, 2021 | Auto Accidents

We all know what Black Friday is and how many people respond. It’s the time of year when countless consumers rush to nearby retailers for the best deals on items. However, one crucial thing you should know is that the day also increases the dangers for all those on the road and in stores. Below, we will explain some of the most common dangers and what you can do to protect yourself.

In-Store Dangers

Black Friday causes a big frenzy as people try to grab the limited stock of the deals available to consumers. As such, people can become aggressive when someone else gets their desired item. It is up to stores to provide proper security measures to prevent harm. If you suffer harm in the store, speak with a lawyer about your rights.

Parking Lot Dangers

As we mentioned, several consumers go out the night of Thanksgiving and the morning after to get the best deals. As a result, parking lots are far more crowded than usual with impatient shoppers who want to get in the store. In parking lots, drivers and pedestrians are at significant risk of harm when others rush to get into a parking spot.

Be careful when walking or driving through a parking lot on Black Friday. Not all drivers will be looking out for you, and their aggressive nature can lead to severe damages.

On-Road Dangers

Stores advertise some of the most dangerous hours for individuals to be on the road. For instance, some stores stay open for 24 hours and promote all-night deals. The result is often drivers who are too tired from a long holiday. Early hour sales prompt some drivers to sleep less, and even a few hours can result in negligent drivers.

Our Fairfax car accident attorneys at Shevlin Smith are here to help you. We encourage you to work with our team to hold negligence accountable and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve after a severe injury.

Call us today at 703-721-4233 for a free consultation.