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Avoid a Car Accident on Thanksgiving Weekend

Avoid a Car Accident on Thanksgiving Weekend

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!

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