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Holiday Road Trip Risks

Holiday Road Trip Risks

With the holidays approaching, many of us are planning to take a road trip to see family and friends who live hundreds or even thousands of miles away. While a holiday road trip can be an occasion to remember, it can also put you at risk of sustaining serious injuries in the event of an accident. Below we discuss some of the issues that make holiday road trips dangerous. To learn more, call our office today to speak to a car accident attorney in Upland.

Drunk Drivers

The holidays often involve social gatherings that tend to involve alcohol, which can result in more drunk drivers on roads. When you are on your road trip, be sure to be on the lookout for drivers who are weaving in and out of their lane or otherwise driving erratically. If you spot a driver you think may be drunk, make sure to put plenty of space between you and their vehicle and call the local police.

Bad Weather

Many parts of the country can get bad weather like snow, ice, and high winds around the holidays. These conditions can make driving treacherous – especially if you are not used to them. Make sure you check the weather before you head out and make alternative arrangements if your route takes you through any weather you think may be dangerous.

Fatigued Drivers

Many people take road trips around the holidays, and some of them will be driving thousands of miles to catch up with distant family and friends – and not everyone takes breaks when they are getting tired. Be sure that you take enough breaks and be on the lookout for drivers that may be showing signs of fatigue.

Speak with an Upland Car Accident Lawyer

If you have suffered injuries in an accident related to holiday travel or otherwise, you should contact the Law Offices of Brian Brandt today. We will review the facts of your case at no cost to you and determine whether you are entitled to compensation. To schedule your free case evaluation, call 800.983.4467 or contact us online.

 

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