For many people, Memorial Day is a good time to travel to the beach or drive to a barbecue with family and friends. Unfortunately, all of these people traveling at the same time can cause dangerous situations, making car accidents more common and ensuring that this long weekend is one of the deadliest holiday weekends. If you are traveling, you should be aware of the potential dangers and what you should do if you get into an accident yourself. You may need the assistance of a Corpus Christi, Texas car accident lawyer.
What Makes Memorial Day So Dangerous?
There are a few factors that combine to make this holiday weekend a dangerous one to drive. There are:
- More cars on the road
- People driving after drinking at barbecues or parties
- People driving while tired due to a long weekend full of driving and activities
Combine all of these things and you have a recipe for more dangerous roads. It is a good idea to pay close attention to what others are doing on the road and to stay out of the way of those drivers who appear to be acting recklessly.
Can I Pursue Compensation After a Memorial Day Auto Accident?
Even if you do your best to avoid an auto accident, one can still happen. If you get injured in an accident and believe that someone else was to blame, you may be able to sue them for damages. Your compensation can help reimburse you for:
The cost of medical care: If you had to pay for medical care after your accident, your compensation needs to cover that. If your injuries are going to have lingering effects, your compensation needs to cover the costs of future care as well.
Lost wages and earning potential: If you missed work while recovering from your injuries, damages won can help make up for those missed paychecks. You can also be compensated if your injuries will affect your ability to earn money in the future.
Wrongful death: If your loved one passes away in a Memorial Day car accident, we can help you pursue wrongful death damages that help make up for the loss of companionship and their contribution to the household finances.
When Should I Hire a Car Accident Attorney?
Proving the negligence of a driver or another party on your own can be difficult. An experienced auto accident attorney from our firm can do many different things to help you with your case. Your lawyer can:
- Communicate with other involved parties on your behalf
- Gather the evidence needed to build your case
- Calculate fair compensation
- Answer any questions that you and your family have about your case
- Hold all liable parties accountable
Contact Our Law Firm Today
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a Memorial Day car accident and you believe that someone else is to blame, we are ready to help you hold them accountable. Contact Sahadi Legal Group and schedule a free case consultation. We will take the time to help you explore your legal options.