Memorial Day, the unofficial kick-off to summer, is finally around the corner. A “perfect storm” of factors will lead to an unprecedented number of drivers taking to the road this year: cheaper gas prices, an improvement in the employment rate, and cabin fever after being cooped up all winter long. AAA estimates that over 31 million people will be on the road this Memorial Day weekend. With this increase in traffic, the risk of car accidents increases dramatically. It is important to make safety a priority. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), over the past six years, Memorial Day weekend has averaged an 11.5 percent increase in traffic fatalities compared to non-holidays. An average of 161 people are killed each day during the three-day Memorial Day weekend, nearly half due to drunk driving.
There are steps you can take to protect yourself this Memorial Day, including:
Stay safe and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Memorial Day is a special opportunity to spend quality time with our friends and family. It is important that we all do our part to make sure that everyone stays safe. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, our team of Philadelphia car accident lawyers at Galfand Berger, LLP will work tirelessly to hold the responsible party accountable and get you maximum compensation for your injuries. You may be entitled to damages for lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering. With offices located in Philadelphia, Reading, and Bethlehem, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To schedule a consultation, call us at 800-222-8792 or fill out our online contact form.