With the holiday season starting auto accident may surge over thanksgiving holiday. Drive sober this holiday weekend and stay safe on the roads. If you or a loved one get involved in a motor vehicle crash during Thanksgiving holiday weekend, our expert personal injury attorneys at Farahi Law Firm, APC are here for you to fight aggressively and secure the compensation you deserve.
The Thanksgiving holiday is always a 4.25-day weekend, this year it extends from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1. Numerous individuals travel long distance to see their family and friends and share a meal together and be grateful. But do you know that Thanksgiving is one of the deadliest holiday in the United States.
The National Safety Council (NSC) evaluated FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System) and NHTSA (National Highway Safety Traffic Administration) data during the Thanksgiving Day holiday period. Result showed fatalities from crashes averaged 12.46 percent of the total fatalities in November from 2013 to 2018. NSC estimates 417 individuals might get killed and another 47,500 might be severely injured in motor vehicle accidents during the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Reasons For Surge In Thanksgiving Auto Accidents
Alcohol Impairment – Holiday season begins with delight including loud music and liquor which is a hazardous blend for any auto mishap. A lot of these auto collisions are preventable. As per the data of NHTSA auto accidents happened over Thanksgiving 2017, 35% of fatalities involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
Distracted Driving – Talking/Texting over cell phone, Eating/Drinking while driving, Adjusting audio or climate controls are the common cause of auto accidents.
Poor Weather – Poor weather combined with millions more on the roads will easily lead to accidents. Rain and snow minimize visibility on the roads and reduce traction. California is one of the fortunate state which appreciates clear climate around the Thanksgiving however Midwestern states regularly encounters chilly climate alongside rain and snow.
Drowsy Driving – A lot of people plan to visit their long distance friend and family members by road trip, so they get up early morning. And due to lack of sleep and long distance traveling tiredness take a toll on driver and often leads to major car crashes.
Stress Driving – Thanksgiving fall on weekday which means a lot of people get back home from work and with short sleep they head to long distance travel to celebrate with their family member. Frequently worry from work lead to interruption while driving which cause deadly mishap.
Thanksgiving driving safety tips:
- Never drink and drive.
- Get a short maintenance check of your vehicle.
- Follow the speed limit and rules.
- If you are traveling long distance via road, make sure to take enough sleep and rest before hitting the road.
- Make pit stops a priority.
- Ensure your passengers are wearing safety belts.
- Be patient, expect traffic, as just as you everyone is going to celebrate Thanksgiving with their family.
- And lastly don’t forget your coins or interstate pass.
This Thanksgiving, let’s make sure everybody gets home safely in every family.
If you face any injuries during Thanksgiving, Farahi Law Firm, APC is always there to help you. Call the caring accident attorneys at (844) 4-JUSTICE today for a FREE consultation! You will pay nothing up front and no attorney fees at all unless we recover damages for you!
We trust you have a cheerful and safe Thanksgiving!