For a lot of people, Thanksgiving weekend means travel. That means that lots of cars are going to be on the road, so it probably won’t surprise you to learn that your odds of getting into an accident are a bit higher over this long weekend. If you or a loved one do end up suffering injuries in a car accident, you may think about pursuing damages and holding the negligent person who caused the accident responsible. A Pike County, KY car accident lawyer is ready to help you and your family fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Why Are Car Accidents More Common on Thanksgiving Weekend?
On a holiday like Thanksgiving weekend, people tend to travel. This means that there are more people on the road than usual. Some people are rushing to their destination because they left late. Others are falling asleep behind the wheel due to the stressful nature of the holiday season. Some others might be driving under the influence of alcohol after misjudging how much of a tolerance they have.
Any of these things can contribute to an accident, so you need to stay careful during the holiday weekend. Keeping a safe distance from other drivers and making sure that you have enough time to adjust to changing conditions is a necessity.
What Should I Do If I Get Into an Accident on Thanksgiving Weekend?
Despite your best efforts, you still might get into an accident on Thanksgiving weekend. We recommend that drivers:
- Stay away from alcohol, even small amounts
- Leave for their destination on time to avoid the need to rush
- Map out their route beforehand
- Swap out for another driver if they get too tired
- Stay patient if they run into traffic
Sometimes you can do everything right and still get into an accident due to the actions or negligence of another driver. This is when you may want to think about suing for personal injury.
When Should I Sue for Compensation?
Injuries from a car accident can result in a stack of medical bills. They can also continue to affect how you work and enjoy leisure time for months, years, or the rest of your life. So if someone else’s negligence has caused you harm, you should sue them over a car accident. An attorney from our firm can help you recover compensation that makes up for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment
- Pain from disfigurement or disability
- Mental anguish
A fair and reasonable offer won’t just compensate you for the economic cost of the accident. It also needs to address the psychic and emotional toll such an event can take on people.
Schedule Your Legal Consultation
If you plan to sue for compensation, you do not have to go it alone. Contact Shane Hall Attorney at Law, PLLC and set up a consultation. We can tell you more about how we can help you make things right.