The upcoming Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year. With an improving economy and lower gas prices, roads and highways throughout California will be filled with travelers trying to make the most out of the end of the summer. The volume of traffic alone can increase the chances of being involved in an accident.
Although all drivers need to be careful every day of the year, certain times of the year present more of a risk for accidents, injuries, and death than others. According to the National Safety Council, more people are killed in car crashes over the Labor Day weekend than any other holiday except Thanksgiving. To prevent this, drivers need to avoid drinking alcohol, stay focused, and be alert to avoid traffic accidents.
Distracted driving is another leading factor that can result in an auto accident. The CDC reports that every day, more than 8 people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes that involve distracted driving. Distracted driving is often a factor in accidents.
In order to minimize the risk of being involved in an accident, Attorney Larry H. Parker recommends abstaining for all alcoholic drinks before driving. Law enforcement is going to be very active throughout Labor Day weekend — focusing their attention on impaired driving. If you drink, make arrangements for a designated driver, taxi, Uber, or Lyft.
If you or a loved one are injured in an accident due to a negligent driver, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker today. We will go over all of the details of your accident, and the best options for obtaining compensation for your injuries. Contact us online by submitting a case evaluation form and receive 10% off fees, or call (800) 333-0000 to schedule a free consultation. If we don’t get you any compensation, we won’t charge you a dime.
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