Parking lot lighting is essential to visibility and security, especially at nighttime or in adverse weather. When parking lots have no or poor lighting, it’s difficult for drivers and pedestrians to safely traverse them, increasing the risk of parking lot accidents.
Exposing more about the dangers of poor lighting in parking lots, the following takes a closer look at the different ways parking lots can be poorly lit and how that can contribute to accidents, injuries, and death. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a parking lot accident and you need answers now, simply contact the Amaro Law Firm now. We’re here for you, ready to listen and explain your legal options.
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Poor Lighting in Parking Lots: Examples
Parking lot lighting should be thoughtfully designed so that motorists and pedestrians can clearly see their surroundings and make safe choices at any given point. While proper lighting can reduce the risk of parking lot accidents, it can also deter crime, like theft and assaults, in parking lots.
Tragically, many parking lots lack sufficient lighting. Specifically, poor parking lot lighting can come in the form of:
- Insufficient lighting in the lot or at entrances, exits, and loading zones
- Dim lighting due to the use of the wrong bulbs (insufficient wattage) or failure to replace bulbs that are about to die
- Inadequate lighting due to broken fixtures or bulbs that have not been replaced
- Lighting blocked by landscaping, signage, or other elements
- Lighting that is not uniform, creating bright and dark spots
- Poorly placed light poles that create hazards for drivers and pedestrians.
How Poor Lighting Can Cause Parking Lot Accidents
When inadequate lighting in parking lots reduces visibility, drivers and pedestrians can miss seeing essential elements like (but not limited to):
- Parking space lines
- Walking paths
- Loading zones
- Driveways and building entrances
- Other people and vehicles around them.
At best, this can cause confusion. At worst, it can contribute to accidents and incidents of crime in parking lots.
Who’s Responsible for Poor Lighting & Parking Lot Accidents?
When poorly lit parking lots become accident sites, those who may be at fault can include (and are not limited to):
- Designers, engineers, or architects when they have failed to design adequate lighting for the size and layout of the parking lot
- Lighting manufacturers when defective lamps or poles are a factor in parking lot accidents
- Property owners and property managers when they have failed to maintain the lighting
- Other motorists when their careless or reckless actions play a role in causing accidents.
If you have been hurt in a poorly lit parking lot, find out who’s liable for the harm you’ve suffered by contacting the Amaro Law Firm. We can identify all parties who have contributed to your accident and hold them accountable.
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