The month of December brings family, friends, and loved ones together for a number of special festivities. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, or just New Year's, you are most likely making plans about the upcoming gatherings.
While these festivities can bring about a lifetime of memories, they can also pose serious dangers when you travel to and from destinations. In fact, in 2013, AAA stated during Christmas and New Year's season, about 95 million Americans are expected to travel on roadways throughout the nation. Sadly, about 27,000 Americans are injured in car accidents during this time. An additional 250 suffer fatal injuries. Research shows about 42% of these deaths are the result of drinking and driving.
How Can You Protect Your Family?
For many people, not traveling during December is not an option. For this reason, our San Jose personal injury lawyers at Shea & Shea firm has compiled a list of tips you may want to consider to get you and your family to and from holiday destinations safely:
Get on the road a day early to avoid traffic.
Wait for peak hours to end before starting your trip.
Avoid any rush-hour times if you plan to travel on a frequently used freeway or highway.
Refrain from driving at night when drunk drivers are more likely to be on the road.
Wear your seatbelts at all times.
IF AN ACCIDENT OCCURS, CALL OUR FIRM IMMEDIATELY
At Shea & Shea, our San Jose personal injury attorneys believe every person deserves to go unharmed when traveling on the roads. That is why we are here to provide exceptional representation on behalf of accident victims and their families. If a drunk driver or any other person caused your vehicle collision, call our team right away. We can begin working on your case immediately and may be able to pursue financial compensation for your damages. When you work with our firm, we let you focus on the physical recovery while we handle all the work inside the courtroom.
Don't hesitate to get in contact with us. Our San Jose car accident attorneys are ready to take your call.