With the holidays just around the corner, many families are making plans for travel. Of course, that means there are going to be more drivers on the road, which ultimately increases the likelihood of an accident. Intoxicated driving can also come into play, especially on the actual holidays themselves. Keep your family safe on the roads by knowing some basic holiday driving safety tips, and know what to do, should you or someone you love experience an automobile accident.
Stay Sober and Stay Aware
It goes without saying that everyone should avoid driving while intoxicated. Of course, no matter how much you say this, or how easily you – a responsible driver – follow this recommendation, there will always be someone who makes a grave mistake. Watch closely for these individuals by staying aware and focused while driving. Take every reasonable caution to avoid them and, if at all possible, report anyone who you believe may be intoxicated behind the wheel.
Plan Ahead and Leave Early
If you are rushed, you are more likely to speed, or to not notice a dangerous situation. With the roads jam-packed, this can quickly turn into a dangerous situation. Plan ahead and check the weather and listen to the news to determine if there are any traffic accidents or delays, take a look at any construction that might be going on, and map your route before you leave the house. Lastly, give yourself more time than you really need – not just because you might be more likely to rush, but also because things could change while you are in route.
Know What to Do, Should an Accident Happen
Even if you plan ahead, drive safely, and do everything right, an accident can still happen. This is why it is so critical for drivers to know and understand their rights, particularly their right to pursue compensation for any injuries they experience. Further, it is advised that you seek assistance from an experienced attorney. This can help to ensure your rights are protected, and that you are more likely to receive full and fair compensation for your losses.
At Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd., we recognize that the holidays are meant to be filled with joy, not accidents. However, we also know that sometimes accidents do happen, which is why we advocate so strongly for victims and their families. Dedicated and experienced, we will aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome possible for your case. Schedule your consultation with our Green Bay auto accident attorneys to learn how we can help with your case. Call us at 920-739-7366 today.