In study after study, Memorial Day is shown to be one of the most dangerous holiday weekends for drivers. There are a number of reasons why your chances of getting into an accident can rise, but if you or your loved one gets injured in a car accident during this long weekend you probably are not thinking about statistics. You are thinking about what can be done to make things right, and a Memphis auto accident lawyer from our firm can help with that.
What Makes Memorial Day More Dangerous?
Memorial Day weekend can be dangerous due to the increased number of cars on the road. Drivers are also often in a rush to get to their destination, which means that there are more red lights being run and speed limit signs being ignored. On top of all that, some drivers get drowsy from traveling or end up drinking too much before they get behind the wheel. Combine all of these factors and it is no surprise that there are more accidents.
How Can I Stay Safer if I Drive on Memorial Day?
There are some steps that you can take to stay safer on the road during Memorial Day and its long weekend. We recommend that you:
- Pay close attention at red lights, stop signs, and other signals in case another driver ignores them
- Keep a safe distance from other vehicles
- Avoid speeding
- Leave for your destination early and factor in extra travel time due to traffic
- Take a break occasionally if you are driving a long distance
What Should I Do If I Get Into an Accident?
Unfortunately, you can do just about everything right and still end up getting injured in an accident. If you believe that your Memorial Day car accident was caused by someone else, you should seriously consider talking to our lawyers and pursuing a personal injury case.
Before all that though, you should:
- Contact the police so that they can make a report
- Take pictures of the accident scene and the damage to any involved vehicles
- Get the medical care that you need
- Get a repair estimate for your car
- Keep any paperwork, like medical bills, that can show the expenses of this accident
Now you can decide whether or not you want to pursue compensation.
What Can an Auto Accident Lawyer Do For Me?
That first offer from the insurance company is usually not enough to cover the expenses stemming from an auto accident. This is why some people decide to pursue damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Our law firm can help you with that.
Whether you have questions about compensation or who can be sued for damages, we are here to help you understand every part of the legal process. We can also communicate on your behalf so that you do not have to worry about talking to insurers or other lawyers.
Schedule a Consultation With Our Team
If a Memorial Day car accident was not your fault, why should you have to pay for the costs of it? Schedule a free consultation with Ballin, Ballin & Fishman instead. Then get ready to fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve.