Thanksgiving and the day before are two of the most dangerous days of the year to drive. Large numbers of people are on the road and just getting reacquainted with driving in wintry conditions. Many are scrambling to get somewhere after having to work all day Wednesday. The evening before Thanksgiving also is one of the busiest for bars. All of this means a significantly larger number of collisions and cases that must be handled by a personal injury lawyer in Carrollton, GA.
A Partying Crowd
For various reasons, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving competes with St. Patrick’s Day and even New Year’s Eve as a time for going out drinking with friends. No other holiday is associated with as many fatal vehicle accidents as this one.
One reason for the uptick in collisions is that many young adults, including college students, have returned home for the holiday weekend and are ready to go out partying with friends. This age group is generally more likely to get into vehicle collisions at any time of year. Adding in the heavier traffic on roads makes this a particularly hazardous situation. A personal injury lawyer in Carrollton, GA is likely to provide legal representation for someone who was seriously harmed by a drunk driver on that day.
No other holiday weekend experiences more traffic. Although it might seem that Christmas should be busier, different factors are involved. Many people take off work for an entire week or even longer around Christmas, and students have more than a week off too. Christmas can also fall on any day of the week. There isn’t necessarily the mad rush to get home on the eve of the holiday, and traditionally, Christmas Eve is a time when most drinking establishments are closed.
When someone has been hurt due to the negligence or carelessness of another driver, that driver’s insurance company should be responsible for all related medical expenses and lost income. Compensation for property damage should also be included. Legal representation can be provided by an organization such as the Law Offices of Diane M. Sternlieb, which has information available at Dsternlieblaw.com.
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