Drive Safe This Labor Day Weekend

Car accidents are more common than usual on holiday weekends. This Labor Day weekend the attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. remind you to drive with caution to avoid being involved in a car accident.

CBS News reports that Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends for the roads, and is always a busy weekend for fatal car accidents. The National Safety Council predicts that car accidents over the Labor Day weekend will result in 400 traffic fatalities and 38,800 injuries serious enough to require medical attention. For the past six years, the Labor Day weekend has averaged almost 15 percent more traffic fatalities than similar four-day periods that don’t involve a holiday. The causes of Labor Day weekend car accidents include drunk driving, speeding, and even fatigue.

As always, be sure to wear your seat belt at all times this weekend. If you are involved in a car accident, contact the police immediately. Be sure to note the other driver’s license plate number and to write down any statements made by them. You should take photos of the cars involved in the car accident. Most importantly, contact the attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. for more information about your rights before giving a statement to an insurance company.

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