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Memorial Day Car Accidents

May 29 is a special date for the American people. On this day, the entire nation pays tribute to the members of its military who once gave their lives to defend and serve the country.

On the other hand, this commemorative date marks the beginning of the summer season, which brings with it the increase in travel, traffic on the roads, and also the risk of being a victim of car accidents. In view of this situation, you should take certain precautions to keep yourself safe and avoid personal injury.

How can I stay safe on these dates?

As the influx of traffic experiences a considerable increase, it is necessary to take the following precautions:

  • Planning the route: If you plan the time you will leave for your destination and the route you will take well in advance, you will be able to manage contingencies that may delay you. And thus avoid taking you to the need to exceed the speed limits allowed to be able to arrive on time.
  • Keep a safe distance: During your trip, make sure you are driving far away enough from the vehicle in front of you. So that you have time to maneuver yours in case a sudden eventuality forces you to do so.
  • Stay focused: Many of the accidents that occur on the road are the product of distracted driving. Keep your eyes forward at all times and take the necessary precautions so that devices that can divert your attention, such as your mobile phone, are not a problem.
  • Rest well enough before the trip: As well as distractions, falling asleep at the wheel is also a very common cause of road accidents. To avoid situations of this type, having all the senses alert and resting enough before embarking on the trip is essential.

What can I do if I am the victim of a car accident?

If you have been the victim of a car accident, after evaluating your state of health and seeking medical attention, you must inform the authorities so that they can prepare the corresponding report. If possible, try to document the accident through photographs or other types of records to use as evidence in a possible subsequent prosecution. Finally, consult a specialized lawyer who can guide you to receive the compensation you deserve for the damages caused.