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Do Car Accidents Increase During the Holidays?

Do Car Accidents Increase During the Holidays?

The holiday season is supposed to be a very joyous time of the year. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case if you are involved in a car accident. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of car wrecks increase exponentially during Christmas time and New Year's Day. This is due to a variety of factors, which are easily avoidable. If you find yourself involved in an accident due to the negligence of someone else, call on a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.

Here are the main reasons why accidents increase during the holiday season:

Use of alcohol

Car accidents involving the use of alcohol are the number one reason for holiday car accidents. During the holiday season, people have a tendency to drink more as they celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, some people make the bad choice of getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. The end result is often catastrophic.

Too much traffic

Traffic increases during the holiday season due to shopping and other holiday activities, such as traveling to visit family in another town. Stop and go traffic can lead to accidents, especially when you're not paying attention.

Stress and frustration

While holidays can be joyous for some, it often brings about depression and frustration for others. Having your mind on other things can often bring about distractions. Distracted driving often leads to accidents.

If you are involved in a car accident this holiday season, call the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus. We can help protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve if you are injured by a negligent driver.

Tips for safe driving during the holidays

1. Drive within the speed limit.
2. Do not drink and drive.
3. Do not text or take calls while driving.
4. Do not drive in hazardous conditions.
5. Always make sure you have a designated driver if you drink alcohol.

Holiday car accidents can have a catastrophic effect on you and your family. If you are injured in a car accident during the holidays due to someone else's bad choices, call The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus immediately. We understand how devastating a car accident can be. Only a seasoned Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can help you in your time of need. Call today to get immediate assistance with your personal injury case. All consultations are free.


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