Holiday Traffic and Car Accidents
Traveling in Texas is a little bit different than in other, smaller states. While there are plenty of other states in the nation that have massive amounts of square mileage, not too many have the population ratio that Texas does. Actually, the State of Texas has more miles of roads, by a huge margin, than any other state in the nation. In the western part of the state, some people drive hundreds of miles a day just to get to work and back. While the people of this area are most likely used to the mileage and typical traffic that comes with the drive, Holidays an unfortunate way of making the drive much more dangerous. With people coming in from other areas and even outside the state, major highways see an increased amount of traffic. When you mix long drives, monotonous scenery, and impatience, the chances of accidents may arise. This phenomenon doesn't even take into account that on holiday weekends, alcohol consumption increases and so does impaired driving.
Texas has the infamous statistic of having the number one fatality rate for four of the seven top holidays. These holidays are Memorial Day, July 4th, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Of course, the cities with a higher population are at the top of the list, but most places will see a rise in accidents because of the increase in travelers. There are more accidents because there are more cars on the road during a holiday weekend. As stated previously, other factors like driver fatigue and above-average alcohol consumption may play a role in the increase of holiday car accidents. Interestingly, the number of fatal accidents does dip slightly under the 3 day average across the nation during Christmas. However, the number of accidents that involve personal injury rise during the same time. So, while fewer people are losing their life, more people have the chance to suffer a catastrophic injury during a car accident. Since Memorial Day is around the corner, we urge you to take caution if you have to travel. A little bit of planning goes a long way towards having a safer trip.
Car Accident Injuries
Everyone agrees that fatal car crashes are a sad statistic to have to track. On the other hand, people who survive a wreck may have different obstacles that they have to face. If you receive a debilitating in an auto collision, you may face drastic changes in your future. Depending on the severity of the injury, certain things that were once very easy to accomplish may become daunting tasks with which you now need help. In the event of one of these catastrophic accidents, you may wonder what can be done about your situation.
After a car or truck accident, you may worry about the bills and normal expenditures that you and your family generate in life. On top of those things, your hospital stay and subsequent rehabilitation costs will pile up on top of the normal bills. While these situations are terrible circumstances, an experienced personal injury lawyer may be able to help you get the compensation for your injuries that you deserve. The Galbreath Law Firm in Abilene will help you every step of the way through the legal process of seeking payment for the damages someone's negligent actions inflicted upon you. We have helped countless Texans and we will work hard for you! Contact us if you have been injured in a car or truck accident.