Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated days of the year, and it also happens to be one of the most dangerous. The annual four-day weekend causes a spike in fatal car crashes each and every year.
The obvious reason being an increase in traffic during the holiday. This year AAA estimates roughly 47 million peole will travel 50 or more miles from home between Wednesday and Sunday. That's a 0.6 increase from last year's travel numbers.
The day before Thanksgiving is infamous for being the worst travel day of the year, beating out Christmas and New Years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's most recent data, there were 764 fatal crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2012. Unfortunately 40% of those involved a drunk driver and 60% of passengers weren't wearing seatbelts.
The Parry & Pfau legal team wants to remind everyone to take it easy this holiday and remember what it's all about: being thankful. There's no need to rush on the road... leave a few minutes early for Aunt Mildred's annual turkey feast. And there most certainly is no need to drink and drive. If alcohol is on your holiday menu, be sure to have a designated driver to get you home safely.
We'd hate to hear from you during this festive time of year, but if you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, give our office a call. Parry & Pfau is happy to schedule a complimentary consultation.
More importantly, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
A wrongful death is a civil remedy available when one party’s intentional, reckless, or negligent behavior causes the death of another.
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