The holidays are a time of celebration and homecoming. People will often drive long distances for the chance to share the holidays with friends and loved ones. The last thing anyone wants to worry about is getting into a traffic accident. Unfortunately, in Kentucky and around the country, a number of factors combine to make driving during the holiday season a risky proposition.
First off, the increased traffic around this time of year means a lot more cars will be on the road. And not just passenger vehicles. Thanks to all of the shopping that goes on, both online and in retail stores, the month of December sees a large uptick in commercial vehicles delivering packages.
The increased traffic couldn’t come at a worse time. Residents of Kentucky know that bad weather should be expected, including snowstorms, freezing rain, high winds, and other extreme weather events. The slick roads, reduced visibility, and other dangerous conditions lead to an increase in the number of collisions and injuries.
Most dangerous of all, the holiday parties that take place in December mean there are also more inebriated drivers on the road. To raise awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the holiday season, December has been designated the National Impaired Driving Prevention Month.
It’s imperative that drivers take extra care when dealing with the increased dangers on Kentucky roads and highways at holiday time, but sadly, no amount of precaution can keep you completely safe. It’s possible that through no fault of your own, you will find yourself the victim of a serious auto collision.
A car accident can adversely impact the lives of everyone involved. At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC we work hard to ensure drivers are protected. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for any or all of the following:
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future medical bills related to your injuries
- All costs related to your rehabilitation and recovery
- Permanent injury or disability
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish and emotional duress
- Out of pocket expenses (rental car or taxi while your vehicle is being replaced or repaired, etc.)
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death damages in the unfortunate event that the accident causes the death of a family member.
Insurance company lawyers will do their best to get your claims reduced or denied. You need a team of experienced car accident attorneys with the knowledge and resources to advocate on your behalf. At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC we will fight to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve. Call (800) 937-8443 today to schedule a free consultation.