Memorial Day is a national holiday to honor those who died serving our country. This three-day weekend also marks the unofficial beginning of summer.
Memorial Day weekend celebration has one of the highest rates of fatalities caused by drunk driving.
In 2010, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 397 deaths over Memorial Day Weekend. Among those, 40% involved alcohol.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 140 lives can be saved properly using seat belts this Memorial Day Weekend.
During holidays, people start drinking during the day and continue into the night. Therefore, being on the road can be extremely risky. Take the necessary precautions to prevent an accident from occurring.
Holidays like memorial day are important opportunities to spend quality time with our friends and family. Have fun and stay safe this weekend.
If you are injured in a car accident this Memorial Day weekend, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-881-2021 any hour of the day. Our knowledgeable car accident lawyers are here to make sure you can receive the compensation you deserve.