With the holiday season coming to an end, many people in North Carolina and across the country are driving home after spending time with their loved ones. Some people drive for very long distances, and at Hardee & Hardee, LLP, we know that this increases their chances of sustaining an injury in a motor vehicle collision and suffering other serious consequences as a result of a wreck. It is imperative to stay safe if you plan to drive home soon, and for the victims of crashes caused by another driver’s carelessness to take action.
Unfortunately, many people are involved in collisions during a road trip each year. These accidents occur for countless reasons, but driver fatigue, intoxicated driving and speeding play a role in many of these wrecks. Even if a driver is completely responsible while on the road, they run the risk of an accident due to the negligence of other drivers. During a long road trip, the odds of such an accident go up simply because of spending more time behind the wheel. Sadly, road trips during the holidays often involve multiple family members, making the collision even more devastating and harder for families to recover from.
These accidents not only shatter holiday memories, but they also claim lives and cause devastating injuries. Far too many people suffer due to accidents on the road, and during road trips, high speeds are often a factor in these wrecks. Our law office discusses many legal topics related to traffic crash injuries on our accidents page, please feel free to take a look at this section on our site for more information.