While October 31st starts the festivities of the holiday season, it is also the beginning of a more dangerous driving season. For many, the holiday season is a more enjoyable time to drive. After all, there are lots of tiny tots going door to door trick-or-treating to find their favorite treats a
nd plenty of homes decorated with pumpkins and goblins. You will also find many houses decorated as the occupants prepare for holiday celebrations. Lights on porches and roofs certainly make for a more entertaining and comforting ride, but it creates additional road hazards for all motorists traveling on roadways. Whether your distraction comes from holiday lights, a cell phone, or another person in your vehicle, the attorneys at Colombo urge you to drive safely during the holiday season. We want everyone, near and far, to make it home safely to their family each and every night.
Distracted driving results in thousands of accidents and deaths each year. These encounters are unfortunate because, in most cases, there is a high chance that the entire accident could have been avoided if the driver was focusing on the roadway they were traveling on. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident that senselessly occurred as a result of another’s negligence, you need a lawyer. The attorneys at Colombo Law are available to meet with you to discuss your rights to compensation.
Reasons to Avoid Distracted Driving During the Holidays
While distracted driving should never occur, drivers are warned to be especially careful during the holiday season. There are several reasons distracted driving should be avoided during the holiday season.
- There are more vehicles on the roadways. During the holiday season more people are traveling on roadways across the country to complete holiday shopping, attend parties, and enjoy some time off. With more motorists on the roadway it is important to pay attention to the road.
- There are more pedestrians on the streets. With the start of Halloween, there are more pedestrians out. Whether those pedestrians are carolers, black Friday shoppers distracted driving is a senseless reason to bring one’s holiday cheer to an end.
- Adverse weather conditions. The start of the holiday season also marks the start of the winter season. It is important to pay attention as winter conditions make the driving commute more dangerous.
Contact Colombo Law
While drivers may be lucky enough to avoid an accident under normal conditions, luck may not be with you during the holiday season and, as a result, you may be putting yourself and others in danger of a serious accident.
If you or someone you know have been injured by a distracted driver and have suffered injuries to your property or person, contact Colombo Law today. Colombo Law firm is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Our attorneys are highly experienced personal injury lawyers who successfully handle hundreds of personal injury claims each year, obtaining justice and monetary relief for our clients.