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Contact a Car Accident Attorney After a Collision During the Holidays

Nov. 30, 2015

If you are in a collision during the holidays, you need to know who to call: a car accident attorney. Car accidents and drunk driving seem to increase with holiday travel. Since holidays are often synonymous with celebration, it also often means more drunk drivers are on the roads. While you may be the safest driver you know, you can still be in danger of being in an accident during the holidays due to another’s improper driving. If an accident occurs, it is imperative that you have a car accident attorney on your side.In general, holidays are more dangerous for drivers than any other normal day. The most dangerous holidays you should be concerned about this time of year are New Year’s (Eve and Day), Christmas (Eve and Day), and Super Bowl Sunday. These holidays are often celebrated with a cup of cheer … and sometimes too many. It is vital to your safety to be aware of the times when most drivers (drunk or not) will be out and how to avoid colliding with them. Any auto collision can result in a severe injury or even death. If the injuries you sustain after an accident are due to another’s negligence or your car is in need of repair, a car accident attorney can help.Most drunk drivers are on the roads between midnight and 3 a.m. We encourage you to avoid traveling this late at night and instead to opt to travel in the morning when most people won’t be out yet. Most drivers, in general, are traveling home from work between 5 or 6 p.m. and 12 a.m. As a rule of thumb, the roads are safest before these times, unless they are icy or snow-covered. Some advice to keep in mind while traveling during the holidays is:

  1. Have the appropriate tires or tire chains available for snow or ice travel.

  2. Never travel in cold conditions if you are not accustomed to it or you are uncomfortable with it.

  3. Do not text or talk on the phone when you are traveling during the holidays. There are already enough dangers present without adding more distractions. If a phone conversation is completely necessary, pull over or use a headset.

  4. During long-distance travel, make enough stops to keep you alert. Travel with others, so you are not tempted to fall asleep and more eyes are on the road. Check the weather before your trip so you know what is ahead on the roads.

  5. Never drink and drive, and do not allow others to, either. If you have guests over for a late party, include sleeping arrangements. If you are attending another party and will be drinking, schedule an Uber driver or contact a taxi to take you home.

  6. Always check over your lights, brakes, and horn to make sure your car is in working order before traveling during this busy time of year. If an accident occurs, it should never be your fault.

We hope these car accident attorney tips will help you to travel more safely this holiday season. If an accident occurs regardless of your precautions, we can put your mind at rest and help you tackle the unfortunate situation.