The holidays are such an amazing time of the year. From getting together with friends and family, caroling, drinking eggnog together, and getting some time off from work, the holidays are a great time for everyone to enjoy each other’s company (and give gifts to one another!).
However, with all this great news comes some of the bad: the holidays are also the most dangerous time of the year for car accidents. 52% of personal injury cases have to do with motor vehicle accidents and a whopping 3 million people are injured every year in car accidents in America alone. With all the eggnog drinking and holiday parties that are going on during this time of the year, we have to be extra careful about hitting the roads in case of drunk drivers. It would be helpful to have an accident attorney on hand in case someone you know gets involved in a motor vehicle accident this year.
According to BAC Track, “During the Christmas period, for example, an average of 45 fatalities involving an alcohol-impaired driver occurred each day, and soared to 54 per day over the New Year?s holiday.” The holidays tend to have higher fatalities in general, but there is a very high concentration of motor vehicle accidents during the last month of the year.
Motor vehicle accidents make up the highest percentage of personal injury cases. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the most common personal injury cases include motor vehicle accidents (52%), followed by medical malpractice (15%), and then finally, product liability (5%).
An accident attorney can help with these motor vehicle cases by helping to ensure you get the compensation to recover from losses like damage to the car or medical expenses. An auto accident lawyer should be very knowledgeable of state and national transportation laws in order to help you have a successful case.
While an individual can try and get these cases taken care of themselves, trusting attorneys to handle the case can make sure you get enough compensation to help you recover from the financial loss of lost wages during the time you or a loved one was injured.
Personal injury lawyers are trained to help represent those who have suffered physical or psychological injury by the hands of another person’s carelessness. Personal injury lawyers differ from other kinds of attorneys, such as family lawyers or divorce lawyers by focusing all of their attention and skill on helping individuals get the right compensation and seek justice for getting hurt or having a loved one get hurt by someone else’s negligence.
With the holidays coming up, having an accident attorney can help you stay prepared for any kind of accident that you or a loved one must deal with. From burn injuries to car accidents, and bicycle accidents, an accident attorney can help out this holiday season.