Here’s to a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season
As the holiday season nears, many of us are forced to brave inclement weather patterns and harsh driving conditions as we bustle through the season. We’ve all been there. The snow is falling as you rush around to purchase a couple of last minute gifts. It’s only natural that more accidents will occur as we inch toward the end of December.
According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 5 million car accidents occur in the United States each year. Annually, these incidents cause serious harm for as many as 2 million drivers and passengers.
Though some accidents are the result of traffic, road conditions, and harsh weather patterns, most collisions are caused by careless driving. As you might imagine, these figures are inflated throughout the holiday season, when drivers are rushing to visit crowded malls and out-of-state family members.
This year, we urge you to remain calm and alert behind the wheel. Before you plan your next trip, take all local weather warnings into consideration. Drive safely and cautiously, and be sure to keep an eye out for pedestrians when you’re in a mall or shopping center parking lot. Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle in case you get stuck or stranded somewhere.
In the unfortunate event that you’re injured behind the wheel, be sure to reach out to The Law Firm of Green Haines Sgambati. Our certified accident lawyer is always standing by to help you gain the proper compensation.