While winter and the holidays are a joyful time of year, it is also a dangerous time of year on the nation’s roadways. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car and other motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of fatalities for people ages 1 to 54 — with more than thirty-seven thousand deaths resulting from accidents in the U.S. last year alone.
Whether you’re going to holiday parties or traveling to see friends and family over the holidays, these tips can help keep you and your loved ones safe:
Of course, no matter how careful you are, car accidents can still occur. If you are involved in an accident, try to stay calm as you wait for help to arrive.
It’s also important to seek prompt medical attention, even if you think your injuries were relatively minor. You may have suffered injuries that simply aren’t immediately obvious.
If you are injured as the result of a car or other vehicle accident while traveling this holiday season, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Gerber Injury Law in Phoenix, Arizona to schedule a free consultation.