Many Americans travel over the long Memorial Day weekend. As temperatures heat up, this three-day weekend tends to bring families across the United States outside and in the car in search of fun and relaxation. With so many cars out and about, expect to see an increase in Memorial Day motor vehicle accidents. If you don’t have to travel, you may want to play it safe and stay home. But if you absolutely need to drive, be alert and keep distractions to a minimum. Even when you drive safely, accidents can still occur, unfortunately. If you’ve been a victim of a Memorial Day motor vehicle accident, seek legal help from the Houston car accident lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C.
Call us today at (281) 283-8500 to find out how we can help you obtain compensation for a Memorial Day car crash.
Memorial Day Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics
In the past, most fatal accidents occurred on Independence Day and Christmas. However, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), Memorial Day weekend is now considered to be the deadliest holiday in terms of vehicle fatalities. This is no surprise given that more than 31 million motorists were estimated to be on the roadways at that time last year.
Memorial Day weekend has seen an increase in fatal crashes for the past six years. Fatalities increase, on average, by 11.5 percent each year. With more than 400 deaths estimated last year, expect the estimate to reach 450 this year. Last year, it was estimated that 43,500 serious injuries (those that required medical care) would occur on Memorial Day weekend.
Motor vehicle deaths have been increasing as a whole. Car accident fatalities increased by nearly 7 percent from 2014 to 2015. In 2015, there was one death every 14 minutes, for a total of 37,757 deaths. There were 4.3 million injuries, with one occurring every seven seconds.
Our Houston Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You
It’s fun to travel during the holidays, but with an increase in vehicles on the roadways, your safety is at risk. A combination of traffic and impatience can lead to serious accidents. These crashes can lead to broken bones, head trauma, back and neck injuries, paralysis, disfigurement, and even death.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Memorial Day motor vehicle accident, or any other day, you need experience you can trust. Our Houston car accident lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. have more than 40 years of experience handling a variety of car accident claims.
To discuss your case and determine your rights to compensation, call The Krist Law Firm, P.C. at (281) 283-8500.