The long Thanksgiving weekend is the perfect time to kick back, watch football, eat delicious food, and bond with loved ones. Many Americans use the holiday break to visit family, but with more drivers on the road comes a higher risk of accidents.
More than 46 million Americans embarked on a weekend getaway over Thanksgiving in 2014. Unfortunately, driving on unfamiliar roads in congested traffic is dangerous. According to the National Safety Council, approximately 52,300 people suffered injuries on the road over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2015 – and 433 died.
If a negligent, drunk or reckless driver injures you or a family member over Thanksgiving, contact
The Luke Dow Law Firm. Mr. Dow is an accident lawyer in Austin who will help you recover the maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a free consultation. You can also learn more about car accident injury lawsuits in Texas by visiting USAttorneys.com.
3 Safe Strategies to Beat Thanksgiving Traffic Congestion
Nobody wants to spend their first day of Thanksgiving vacation stuck in traffic. If you’re heading out of town for the long weekend, these three tips will help you avoid the clamor:
- Hit the Road Early
- Use Your GPS
- Come Home before the Post-Thanksgiving Rush
A Final Tip: Watch out for Drunk Drivers
Many people choose to celebrate the holiday weekend with a few drinks. As a result, drunk-driving rates spike over Thanksgiving.
It’s no secret that the best way to avoid drunk-driving accidents is to stay sober, but nobody can control the actions of other motorists. Keep your distance from drivers who show these signs of inebriation
- Abnormal braking and accelerating patterns;
- Stopping well before or after a stop sign or traffic light;
- Driving with the headlights turned off at night;
- Almost hitting a curb; or
- Using the wrong turn signal.
Mr. Dow has the resources and knowledge to help you recover the maximum compensation. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 512-518-4104.