Fast Facts About Memorial Day Car Accidents

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Fast Facts About Memorial Day Car Accidents

Unfortunately, car accidents are far from rare on Memorial Day weekend. Read on for some important Memorial Day car accident statistics, and reach out to a dedicated New York City personal injury lawyer from The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny if you’ve been wrongfully injured in an auto accident of any kind.

Memorial Day Car Accident Statistics

If you have been injured in a car accident over the Memorial Day weekend, you are not alone. Memorial Day is one of the most dangerous holidays for drivers and passengers, as millions of Americans hit the road for vacations, barbecues, and celebrations. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), an estimated 450 people may die on U.S. roads this Memorial Day holiday period, which extends from 6 p.m. Friday, May 27 to 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 301. This is a 12.4% increase from the average number of traffic deaths during comparable non-holiday periods. In fact, Memorial Day weekend ranks number one out of all holidays for fatal car accidents, averaging 312 fatal accidents per year.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident of any kind over Memorial Day weekend, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, you may also face some challenges and complications when dealing with insurance companies, law enforcement, and other parties involved in the crash. That’s why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer who can protect your rights and interests and help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. You should also take several steps after your accident to document the crash and maximize your chances of recovering compensation.

What should I do if I’m injured in a car accident?

If you are injured in a car accident, the first and most important thing you can do is call the police. Calling the police will ensure you get immediate medical treatment. Law enforcement will also write up an accident report, which you can use to your benefit in a personal injury claim, as long as the report indicates that another party is liable for your accident. Once you call the police, you should take the following steps:

  • Ask witnesses for their contact information.
  • Get the other driver’s insurance information.
  • Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
  • Keep copies of all medical documentation regarding your injuries.
  • Retain the services of a seasoned NYC personal injury attorney who can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM

Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 866-886-0892 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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