Every year people all over the world enjoy the holiday season. This time of year is a moment for celebration, religious observance, family, shopping, and social gatherings. Tragically, this time is also one of the most dangerous times to be on the road because of holiday traffic and drunk drivers. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day see a substantial increase in traffic congestion and drunk driving. Tragically, this time of year is one of the most dangerous times of the year for car accidents. It is estimated that around 20% of Americans will travel throughout the holidays. Should a negligent driver harm you or a member of your family, call Parker Waichman LLP to speak with one of our experienced auto accident lawyers. We will help you understand your legal rights concerning monetary compensation.
Unfortunately, there has been a rise in drunk driving since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, and alcohol plays a role in New Year’s celebrations. Alcohol-related accidents are preventable, and drivers need to understand that even consuming a small amount of alcohol will impact a person’s driving abilities. Consuming many alcoholic beverages impairs a driver’s vision, coordination, judgment, and reaction time. A driver operating a motor vehicle with diminished driving abilities will likely cause an accident.
Another common cause of severe motor vehicle accidents is driving while fatigued. When people travel to see family and friends, they often have to travel long distances. Drivers who drive for several hours can begin to feel sleepy and tired. Be sure to have another adult driver ready to take the wheel should you begin to feel exhausted.
Traffic congestion is another reason why thousands of motorists end up in motor vehicle accidents. Many drivers are driving in unfamiliar areas, which can increase a person’s chance of being in a wreck with injuries.
If you or a loved one have been hit by a negligent driver, call our experienced auto accident lawyers. We are here to help you stand up for your rights.
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