“Tis the most anticipated time of the year! A time to get celebrate the joy of the season. But the three major holidays are also characterized by an increased rate of vehicle accidents, particularly during Christmas. The shopping days can be dangerous so we encourage all our clients in South Florida to stay alert and avoid any dangerous situation during the holidays. If you get involved in an accident, a personal injury attorney can help you handle all your losses and make sure you are compensated accordingly.
According to the latest statistics by the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, nearly 40% of accidents occurring during the holidays involve a drunk driver. Having just a few extra drinks can be dangerous. It is against the law driving under the influence. Make sure you and your loved ones plan ahead for the holidays and assign a designated driver or call a cab.
Holiday stress is one of the main causes of traffic fatalities. It is difficult having to coordinate holiday events, going shopping, and so many other responsibilities during this time of the year. Most people are rushing these days and the last thing on their mind is their safety or anybody else’s safety. They have too many mental distractions and it is difficult to stay focused. If you are struggling to meet holiday deadlines, it is important you keep calm and be watchful on the road.
During the holidays, there are more cars and pedestrians on the road, which can lead to more fatalities. Also, there are more people from out-of-town visiting who may not be familiar with the roads. Tourism in South Florida is significantly increasing every year. People from all over the country, particularly from northern states, come here to visit our tropical paradise. But the traffic is also heavier than normal so you need to allow yourself time and space to maneuver in our hectic streets. Parking lots are also full during the holidays so plan ahead or park in the distant lots, even if you have to walk more.
Poor vehicle maintenance is also a common reason why many vehicle accidents occur during the holidays. People are very busy buying expensive gifts and they forget about vehicle maintenance. Whether that includes tires, brakes or windshield wipers, car maintenance it is important to keep you safe.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, we are here for you. Our talented Miami car accident attorneys can take a look at the circumstances leading to the accident and help you recover everything you have lost. Don’t wait too long before reaching out to us. Contact us today and schedule your initial case assessment. We wish you and your family a safe holiday season!