Many people travel to visit their loved ones during the holidays, whether they fly across the country or drive to another state. This can be a stressful time of year for many reasons and it can be especially difficult when a motor vehicle collision occurs. Moreover, motor vehicle crashes are particularly likely to happen during the holidays for a variety of reasons. As a result, you should be careful when you go on a holiday road trip to visit family members, and even when you drive around your home.
On a road trip, people may come across unfamiliar roads that increase the chances of a crash. Or, they may be tired due to driving for many hours. Some people may even have heightened stress levels during this time of year, which can affect their driving abilities, and road conditions can worsen due to rain, ice and snow. On top of all these concerns, there are many reckless drivers who get behind the wheel after drinking during the holidays and the risk of a drunk driving accident is especially high.
For all of these reasons and more, you should be very cautious if you plan on driving during the holiday season. If you are involved in a crash while you are out of town or visiting loved ones who live near you, it is important to immediately review the details of the accident and think about your legal options. Sadly, these accidents have ruined holiday celebrations for many families and more will find themselves in this position this year.