Millions of Americans will be taking long drives this Memorial Day weekend, leading to increased dangers on the road. One study that examine fatal accident rates concluded that Memorial Day weekend is the deadliest weekend of the year. In fact, according to the study, you are about four times as likely to be killed in a car crash on Memorial Day weekend than on a normal weekend. Memorial Day weekend slightly outranks Independence Day weekend and Labor Day weekend as having the most traffic fatalities.
The increased risk of fatal car accidents is mostly a function of amount of miles driven. AAA estimates about 36.6 million Americans will hit the road this weekend, nearly doubling the typical delay of a drive in the Los Angeles area. More vehicles means more accidents.
The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth wants to wish everyone a safe Memorial Day weekend. Buckle up and allow yourself plenty of time to reach your destinations. If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, call us today at 888-517-9888 for a free legal consultation.