The holiday season is in full effect and holiday travelers must take care to ensure that they do not become victims in an accident or incident in the state of West Virginia or anyplace else. Personal injury claims seem to spike each holiday season for a number of reasons. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident in West Virginia, contact Colombo Law today. Our experienced attorneys will be happy to meet with you during a risk-free initial consultation.
Top Reasons for the Increase in Personal Injury Claims
Car accidents typically occur more frequently during each holiday season. The rise in car accidents can often be attributed to the fact that there are more vehicles on the road, but many accidents are often linked to negligence, including:
Driving Under the Influence: During the holiday season, many people consume alcoholic beverages to enjoy the holiday and get in the spirit. However, many underestimate the signs of intoxication and make the dangerous decisions to operate a motor vehicle after consuming unsafe amounts of alcohol. While there are criminal consequences for intoxicated driving, you or your loved one may also be entitled to file a personal injury claim for any injuries sustained during a drunk driving incident in West Virginia.
Driving Distractions: For many, holiday plans include traveling to the home of one of their loved ones to have dinner and spend quality time with family. However, more people in the car create driving distractions and dangerous conditions for yourself and others on the road. Driving distractions may become present when you take your mind off the road as you think about what is left to do in preparation for the holiday. It is important to remember to stay focused as you travel to your destination.
Fatigue: During the holidays, people are often on the road traveling later than usual, which causes many drivers to become fatigued and fall asleep while driving. A good rule of thumb is to plan to leave any parties or gatherings at a safe and early time and stick to that time. In addition, if you plan to stay later than expected, pack an overnight bag and find overnight accommodations to avoid driving while fatigued.
Contact Colombo Law Today
If you have been injured in an accident or incident at the workplace in West Virginia, contact an attorney at Colombo Law for legal assistance. Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, as well as Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim or how to proceed with obtaining monetary compensation, let one of our attorneys take the stress away from you. Contact one of our attorneys today.