Stay Safe During the Holidays and Avoid Car Accidents
We all look forward to the holidays and the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. Some of us may get time off work or may travel long distances to see family. Regardless of how you spend your holidays, it is important to keep your safety while driving a constant concern. Many holidays have been found to statistically increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents occurring. Many people find themselves on the road before or after celebrations with family and friends and end up involved in car accidents that result in severe injury.
Holiday Car Accident Injury Claims
Suffering severe injuries as a result of a car accident can really have a negative impact on your life. The damages that these injuries can cause may compromise your financial state and alter your quality of life. Medical bills for ambulances, surgery, medication, recovery, and therapy can all add up and cripple your finances. The time that you spend out of commission because of your injuries will result in lost wages. You may also suffer an injury that may affect your ability to work and cause impairment of your career prospects. A person involved in a car accident that was the fault of a liable party can seek compensation for these damages by filing a car accident injury claim.
The lawyers of Sand law are more than happy to assist you in your pursuit of compensation for damages suffered as a result of car accident injuries. Sand Law focuses on car accident claims and has a long track record of successfully recovering fair settlements for St. Paul accident victims. Don’t attempt to take on a car accident claim on your own. Call Sand Law’s St Paul office today at (651) 571-4125 or contact us online to schedule a consultation on your case.
Holidays Increase Car Accident Risk
It is not news that holidays see a massive increase in the number of people traveling across the country. Many travel vast distances to see family members several states over and some take a fifteen-minute drive. Regardless, both of these trips can result in a very dangerous motor vehicle accident. These accidents can occur because of a number of different reasons so it is important to maintain a high level of alertness during these times on the road.
Which Holidays See the Most Car Accidents?
Memorial Day weekend is considered to be the most dangerous holiday time to drive based on the number of deadly accidents that occur at this time. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, statistics indicate that Memorial Day sees 312 fatal accidents per year. The runner up is Labor Day weekend with 308 fatal accidents and the 4th of July with 307 fatal accidents. While these are the front runners in terms of fatal accidents, other holiday times such as Thanksgiving weekend and Christmas see their fair share of accidents as well.
Why do so Many Accidents Occur on Holidays?
One of the top reasons why there is a notable increase in car accident risk on holidays is because of the general increase of drivers that take to the roads. With an increase in vehicles on the road, there is much more congestion of roadways leading to frustration, road rage, more opportunities for vehicles to collide, and chances for reckless driving.
Drinking and Driving on Holidays
Possibly the biggest reason why so many deadly accidents occur on holidays is because of the number of people that enjoy alcohol during their celebrations and then get behind the wheel. Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the most common reasons why people get into car accidents in general let alone on holidays. It is very common for someone to drink on holidays like the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, and many other holidays. The impairment that comes from drinking alcohol in excess reduces motor function abilities, decreases perception, lowers reflexes, and causes poor judgment that all can increase accident risk.
Prevent Holiday Car Accidents
Remember to always celebrate responsibly and enjoy yourself but not to the point that you endanger yourself and others. That means electing a designated driver or utilizing Uber or Lyft to get home safe. It may be prudent to plan for people to sleep their drinking off at your place if you are hosting. When planning long trips for the holidays it is a good idea to avoid high traffic times from noon to 6 pm where congestion may be high. As always, remember to drive safely and celebrate responsibly.
St. Paul Car Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident over the holidays then don’t hesitate to contact Sand Law. Time is of the essence when it comes to your car accident claim and hiring a lawyer sooner rather than later can make a difference when it comes to your claim. Sand Law focuses on providing expert assistance when it comes to cases involving injuries suffered because of car accidents. Our attorneys can provide you the benefit of years of experience and the weight of a firm with a proven track record that has your back.
Consider contacting Sand Law about a possible car accident injury claim and how we can assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries. Your primary concern should be recovery and we understand that balancing that with an injury claim can be difficult. Allow us to represent you and help secure a settlement you are comfortable with while you heal.
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