Most Common Memorial Day Injuries
Memorial Day and the start of the summer are right around the corner. As we head into the holiday, it is important to consider some of the most common injuries.
Common Memorial Day Injuries
- Car Accidents: There are more people on the road during Memorial Day weekend than there has been all year. In addition to the normal, local residents heading out to celebrate the long weekend, you can also expect an influx of travelers on the road. This leads to more drivers driving under the influence and more distracted drivers.
- Motorcycle Accidents: Taking advantage of the warm weather, you are likely to notice more motorcycles on the road. When you combine numerous drivers who aren’t used to looking for motorcycles with motorcyclists who may have not been on their motorcycles in months, it can lead to a dangerous situation.
- Bicycle or Pedestrian Injuries: Bicycle and pedestrian injuries can also be more common as family’s pull their bicycles out of storage. Because most people have the whole weekend off from work, you will also notice more people out walking, rollerblading, or walking their children in strollers.
- Physical Assaults: With more get-togethers that often include alcohol, there is also usually an increase in physical assaults. There may also be more reports of domestic violence. More people are likely to get in trouble for public intoxication or for getting into fights at the bar. This can also lead to an increase in DUIs on the road during the weekend.
These are just a few of the most common Memorial Day injuries we noticed from previous holiday weekends. While you don’t have to stay in all weekend, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and to take steps to prevent danger. If you are in an accident, it can also be helpful to know how to respond.
Tips to Stay Safe This Memorial Day Weekend
Keep yourself and your family safe this Memorial Day weekend with the following tips:
- Reduce distractions: Whether you’re driving, hiking, biking, or on a motorcycle, make an attempt to reduce distractions and avoid using your phone.
- Avoid nighttime driving: Auto accidents are fairly common at night over holiday weekends. Avoid drinking and driving and look out for overly fatigued drivers.
- Be aware when traveling: If your long weekend plans include travel, be sure to avoid driving when tired. Know the local roads and follow each state’s laws.
- Maintain your vehicle: Keeping up with preventative maintenance is also important to safety. Schedule an inspection before beginning your road trip.
While you can take certain steps to avoid these common injuries, accidents are always a possibility. Make sure you have your insurance information on hand and that you know what to do if you are in an accident. Always report any accidents to the local police and receive medical care immediately.
Then, consider contacting a personal injury lawyer. These types of accidents can lead to expensive injuries, which your insurance may or may not cover. If your insurance company doesn’t cover all of your damages, then you may need to pursue compensation from the responsible party.
Contact an Atlantic City Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Memorial Day Injury Case in New Jersey
Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a holiday accident in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Brown Law represent clients injured because of an accident in Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, Galloway Township, Hamilton, and throughout New Jersey. Call (609) 344-8270 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 3123 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 201, Atlantic City, NJ 08041.
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