For many, Thanksgiving week is a prime time to visit family and friends
in faraway places. Of course, this means that many people are on the streets,
highways, and freeways. As a result, many car accidents occur during this
holiday week and weekend. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration reports that in 2012, 764 fatal car accidents occurred
during the Thanksgiving weekend, making it the deadliest holidays amongst them all.
To keep yourself and your family safe while traveling on the road, consider
the tips we have listed below:
1. Drive during less-busy hours.
During the holidays, roads can become extremely congested and tough to
move through. As a result, many impatient drivers will weave in and out
of traffic, making the roads more dangerous for drivers sharing the road.
2. Strap down all luggage and ensure all belongings are in secure places.
Luggage that is not strapped down can become extremely hazardous in the
course of a car accident. To avoid unnecessary injuries, make sure all
luggage inside and outside the car are in secure places and strapped down properly.
3. Don’t drive if you are sleepy.
To avoid traffic, some people will drive during the late hours of the night.
While night hours can be optimal travel times, driving at night can increase
a person’s chance of falling asleep at the wheel. If you and your
family choose to drive during the evening, make sure that you are fully
awake and alert. If you become sleepy, pull over to take a short nap and
wait until you are fully rested.
4. Make sure all children are wearing their seatbelts appropriately.
Oftentimes, children become restless when they are forced to sit in cars
for a long periods of time. However, it is crucial that you make sure
your children are wearing their seatbelts correctly at all times. In the
course of an auto accident, a properly worn seat belt can save a life.
We Represent Victims Harmed in Car Accidents
If you and your family are involved in a car accident at any time, including
Thanksgiving week and weekend,
the Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Biren Law Group can provide aggressive representation on your behalf.
When you become our client, we will take the time to understand every
detail of your case and can help you recover 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
make the call that can change your life. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are
here for you!