If you’re like many Carlsbad-area residents, you love Thanksgiving. It’s a chance to enjoy some delicious food and some invaluable family time. It’s also a holiday that often calls for a lot of time on the road.
And this is where a great holiday can become a little dangerous. Our car accident lawyers have handled entirely too many cases that occurred over the Thanksgiving holiday. There’s a reason the police are often on high alert around Thanksgiving.
You don’t have to be a victim. You’re never fully in control on the road, but there are still a few things you can do around Thanksgiving to protect yourself while in your car:
- Never drink and drive. Having a glass of wine at dinner is fine, but if you drank during the holiday festivities, don’t get behind the wheel.
- Drive defensively. You can do everything right, but still find yourself in an accident caused by a drunk or reckless driver. Remember that others might not be as careful as you, so always be on the lookout for signs of danger from other drivers.
- Give yourself plenty of time. Leave a little earlier than usual. Time pressures can be intense over the holidays, and that pressure can make you drive unwisely.
And if you follow all of these tips and still find yourself the victim of another individual’s recklessness, our experienced car accident lawyers can help you pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in the Carlsbad, California area, please call The Rubinstein Law Group today at 855-365-9955 for a free consultation.