During the week of Thanksgiving, you may notice that streets, highways,
and freeways become severely congested. Of course, this is due to the
large amount of people traveling to and from their families’ homes.
Unfortunately, because of the high volume of traffic during this time,
many car accidents occur. In fact, in 2012, 764 deadly car accidents occurred
during Thanksgiving weekend according to the National Highway Traffic
Some Helpful Safety Tips
- Plan to drive when the roads aren’t as busy.
Because roads become crowded during the holidays, many drivers start to
weave in and out of traffic or participate in other reckless driving habits.
Of course, these maneuvers make the roads dangerous for all motorists
sharing the road. By avoiding hours when traffic is most congested, you
may be able to avoid driving near careless drivers who are in a hurry
to reach their destinations.
- Ensure all baggage and belongings are fastened securely.
In the course of a car accident, luggage that has not been strapped down
properly can cause serious harm to passengers. By ensuring all baggage,
belongings, and pets are securely strapped in their places, you can help
prevent avoidable injuries.
- Avoid driving while drowsy.
Many drivers choose to drive through late hours of the night to avoid getting
behind the wheel during hours when traffic is congested. While this may
be a good strategy, it is important that you do not drive if you feel
sleepy. If you choose to drive at night and feel yourself growing tired,
pull over and take a brief nap before driving again.
- Ensure all family members are wearing the seatbelts correctly.
During long drives, many children become restless and uncomfortable after
sitting for a long time. As a result, many kids will remove their seatbelts
or wear them improperly. To help your children avoid unnecessary injuries,
ensure they are wearing their seatbelts correctly. If kids become too
restless, pull over in a safe area so that your children can get out and
stretch before getting back on the road.
We Provide Aggressive Representation for Those Harmed in Car Accidents
If you and your family are involved in a
car accident at any time, including Thanksgiving week, our Huntington Beach personal
injury lawyers at Schneider Overett can provide fearless representation.
When you become our client, we will take the time to understand every
detail of your case and may be able to help you pursue maximum financial
compensation for any physical harms, emotional distresses, or medical
expenses you and your family may face as a result.
Don’t wait to
call. When you have been wronged, our Huntington Beach personal injury attorneys
can fight to make it right!