Independence Day is the perfect three day holiday weekend to enjoy time with friends and family, along with beautiful warm weather.
However, the 4th of July is becoming one of the most dangerous holidays to be one the road as well as sustaining other personal injuries.
Learning how to stay safe on this weekend can insure a good time.
Similar to Memorial Day Weekend, the 4th of July is usually celebrated with day time celebrations that continues well into the night.
Alcohol consumption is a big part of celebration.
Independence Day weekend is considered one of the deadliest times to be on the road.
The NHSTA presented that between 2006 to 2010 there were over 800 fatal collisions that occurred on the 4th of July.
Along with impaired driving, another possible accident to watch out for are injuries sustained due to fireworks.
Many cities in California have banned residents to experiment with their own fireworks.
In 2012, nearly 8,700 people were treated in the emergency rooms for injuries from fireworks.
If you plan on drinking, plan ahead and have a designated driver or utilize ride sharing apps such as UBER or LYFT.
Planning ahead for the weekend will allow you to enjoy the holiday without stressing.
If you plan on using fireworks to celebrate, take all safety precautions.
Have a bucket of water or a hose nearby. Keep children away from explosives that can seriously injure them.
Fireworks should be lit in an open area to prevent larger fires.
Have a great time, but make sure to be smart about your decisions.
If you are injured in an accident during 4th of July due to the negligence of another, call Bergener Mirejovsky at 1-800-881-2021 to receive a free consultation.
We are available to you 24/7 even on weekends and holidays to answer your questions. Our skilled attorneys and team members can assist you with filing a personal injury claim.