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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and as such, many people are making plans to celebrate with their loved ones. If your plans include traveling by car, it's important to be aware of the extra risk associated with traveling during the Thanksgiving weekend.
Thanksgiving weekend is the most-traveled holiday period of the year, and as such, your risk of being involved in a car accident automatically increases significantly (by about 17%) just from being on the road.
In fact, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving has been dubbed "blackout Wednesday" for this very reason. In 2014 alone, there were 764 fatal car accidents (and another 50,000 non-fatal car crashes) over the Thanksgiving break.
AAA estimates that ~42 million people will drive somewhere for Thanksgiving this year. It doesn't matter how good of a driver you are; your chance of being in a car accident will increase regardless. You cannot predict or control the actions of other drivers, but you can decrease your chances of being seriously injured or killed by following a few basic rules.
First thing's first. If you've been injured in a Dallas-area car accident over Thanksgiving weekend, your number one priority should be to seek medical care. We understand you want to enjoy the holiday with family, but it is also your legal duty to mitigate damages following an accident, even if it wasn't your fault. Failing to seek medical attention in a timely matter could result in you losing the ability to seek compensation from the other driver.
If you've been unable to see a doctor due to circumstances, your attorney may be able to have you seen and treated by a doctor for no cost to you. If you have not spoken to an attorney about your case yet, please call the Dallas car accident lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm for a free consultation at (214) 617-1886. We'll explain the options available to you for no charge. If you choose to pursue a claim, we'll begin working on your case today and will never charge you a cent unless we actually win you money!
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we'll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 617-1886.
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Disclaimer: As a valued member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. These posts should not be viewed as a solicitation for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual crash scene.
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