An average of 40 million people travel more than 50 miles from home around July 4th every year. This year, with the holiday falling on a weekend, those numbers are likely to increase. This means extra vigilance will be important to help prevent causing or being involved in a car accident.
The IIHS reports that July 4th is the deadliest day to be on the road. Between 2000 and 2013, more fatal car accidents occurred on this holiday than any other day of the year. July 4th was edged out by Memorial Day as the most fatal to drive in 2014, but remains one of the most dangerous days to drive due to a combination of alcohol and increased traffic.
If you plan on traveling on July 4th, avoid drinking, follow posted traffic signs and flow, and be extra cautious around others. If you are injured or a loved one is harmed in an accident over 4th of July weekend, call California personal injury attorney Mickey Fine at (661) 333-3333 to learn more about your rights.
For over 20 years Attorney Fine has fought for victims of serious injury. If you have questions about your rights or would like to speak with Mr. Fine, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation at our Bakersfield location.