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Staying Safe on the Road Over Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day WeekendThe American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that 39.3 million Americans will travel over Memorial Day weekend. Some may head out to their favorite fishing spot. Others might go on their first camping trip of the year. Still, others may visit family and friends. Wherever you are going, whatever you and your family may be doing, stay safe on the road with these safe driving tips. You will also learn where to find assistance if an auto accident does occur.

Plan and Rest Can Reduce Your Risk

When it comes to decreasing your risk of a car crash, there are things you can control and things you cannot control. The amount of rest you receive before traveling and the amount of time and effort you put into planning your route are both things you can control. Unfortunately, you cannot control the behavior and actions of others.

Drunk Driving an Issue on Memorial Day Weekend

It goes without saying that you should designate a sober driver if you plan on drinking over Memorial Day weekend, but what do you do when others fail to make the same decision? You cannot make others comply with the law. What you can do is watch out for drivers who seem to be out of sorts – vehicles that are traveling slowly, braking for no reason, swerving within or out of their lane, etc. If you spot such a driver, pull over, call the authorities and help get intoxicated drivers off the road. It is also advised that you avoid driving late at night or during early morning hours; these are the hours in which drunk drivers are most prominent.

Work Zones Can be Problematic

Work zones can be dangerous for several reasons, including increased traffic, lack of familiarity with an area, and the aggressive or negligent behavior of other drivers. Another common cause of work zone accidents is contractor or company negligence, which may entitle you to additional compensation in the event of a crash injury or wrongful death. Unfortunately, such cases can be tough to win. As such, it is important that victims seek experienced legal assistance to improve their overall chances of a favorable outcome in their case.

Contact Our San Jose Car Accident Lawyers

If you or someone you love is injured or killed in an accident, contact Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP for assistance. Our seasoned San Jose auto accident attorneys can protect your rights and best interest. In every situation, we strive for the most favorable outcome. Schedule your free consultation by calling (408) 289-1417 today.

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