We never want to think of the holidays as a time when there’s potentially negative consequences happening on the roadways, but unfortunately it’s a reality.
As we’re approaching the holiday season, it’s a good time to consider the prevalence of automobile accidents and take measures to avoid being part of one. Automobile accidents can lead to not only death or injury, but also personal injury lawsuits if you’re found to be the party at fault.
So how do the holidays stack up in terms of car accidents?
In Rhode Island, as well as throughout the nation, some of the most common holidays to see accidents include Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
Some of the blame lies on the fact that there are often snowy, icy and overall hazardous winter road conditions that can impair driving, but in many cases these accidents are the fault of drivers. For example, drivers may be have been drinking at a holiday celebration and then get behind the wheel, or they may be sleepy after spending the day at a family member’s house.
There can also be a sense of urgency when it comes to driving around the holidays, as everyone is in a rush to make it to their destinations.
That begs the question, how can you avoid car accidents and a potential personal injury lawsuit this holiday season?
With these tips:
If you or a member of your family does become involved in an unfortunate automobile accident this holiday season, contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can serve as your ally and guide you through the steps that need to be taken.
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