Thanksgiving is a treasured holiday for many people, but it is also one of the busiest times to travel. Research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from the past five years shows that nearly 11,000 people were killed in the United States in car accidents during some of the most popular days off. Traveling on holidays can be done safely, but you also can’t always account for the actions of other people. If you get hurt because of someone else’s actions or inactions, you need a qualified personal injury lawyer to help you.
Doing everything you can to maximize your own safety may not always fully protect you from an accident, but it is a good best practice anytime you get behind the car.
A person who is riding in the front seat and is wearing their seatbelt has a reduced risk of fatal injuries by as much as 45% and the possibility of a moderate or critical injury is reduced by 50%. Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous holidays to be on the road. If you need to travel around the Thanksgiving holidays and get involved into a serious accident, you may need the support of a qualified San Francisco personal injury attorney.
A San Francisco personal injury lawyer can help you reconstruct the scene of the accident, gather evidence such as police reports, medical records and statements from eyewitnesses, and prepare a compelling case to help you recover compensation for your injuries. It can be devastating to live through an accident but especially over the holidays as it may impact your future travel plans. If you have further questions about what it means to file a personal injury lawsuit in San Francisco, contact our office today to learn more.