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Increased Accidents During Holidays In Allentown

Posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

With the coronavirus on everyone’s mind, people are opting to save money on a plane ticket and start the journey on the road. Driving is a good alternative to flying because you get to control who you come into contact with. However, if you are an experienced driver, you know that the holidays bring out the worst in people. Like full moons, holidays tend to make people act more nervous. A driver never expects an accident to happen, but it is inevitable. Soloff & Zervanos, PC in Allentown are qualified professionals who will ease your mind after the shock of encountering an accident.

Statistics and the Holidays

Last year Pennsylvania experienced a total of 13,018 car crashes around the holiday seasons of new year’s, Memorial Day, independence day, labor day, thanksgiving, and Christmas. There were around 130 fatalities around these same set of holidays. Of those 13,018 crashes, the highest amount of accidents, 12.4%, happened before thanksgiving. Of the fatalities, the highest amount of 10.8% happened after thanksgiving. With as many people choosing to drive this holiday season, the odds may be greater for you getting into an accident.

The month of November is a busy month as the temperatures are changing causing more weather that influences the road conditions. The time change is happening, and it is becoming darker sooner. All these changes lead to more distracted driving and create more opportunities for car accidents.

What To Do If You Are A Statistic

Our car accident attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, PC in Allentown want to give you some free advice. If you end up in a car accident here are three things you should do immediately as long as you are capable:

  1. Call the police, asap. If you are able to use your hands and have access to your phone then call the police. People who create car accidents may choose to hit and run. Calling the police ensures that all parties are held accountable.
  2. Accept medical help. Insurance companies only pay for injuries that document. Make sure you tell your medical providers everything that is hurting. It is better to overshare your pain than to try and hide it.
  3. Document everything. From taking pictures of the crash site, getting names and numbers of witnesses, and getting police officer information. All these pieces of information can help build your case.

Last Piece of Advice

Many are scared to take legal action because they don’t want the hassle of keeping up with more stress. Our attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos in Allentown are here to take the stress away from you so you can focus on getting better. Life is full of surprises. You can’t be prepared for everything thrown your way. What you can do is equip yourself and family with a law firm you can trust will fight for you. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.