The Fourth of July is a time when thousands of Americans celebrate the country’s birthday, attending barbeques with friends and family, watching or shooting off fireworks, and, often, imbibing more than they should. Unfortunately, the fun often ends there, though – Fourth of July is one of the most dangerous times to be on the road, with statistics year after year in Boston and throughout the country highlighting a surge of traffic accidents on this favorite American holiday. If you’re a victim of a Fourth of July car crash, call Attorney Paul Tetzel for representation you can trust.
Fourth of July Driving and Car Accident Statistics
According to an article published in Patch.com which cites AAA, a record-breaking 41.4 million Americans are expected to be traveling during the Fourth of July holiday this year. The number of drivers on the road alone is cause for concern; more congestion increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident, especially if drivers are traveling in unfamiliar areas.
But it’s not just the high number of drivers on the road that increases the risk of being involved in a car accident; it’s the high number of drunk and distracted drivers, too. Indeed, as reported by Fortune, the Fourth of July is the deadliest holiday in America, and the worst day of the year for fatal car crashes. In fact, over a five-year period in our country, 40 percent of all highway deaths were caused by drunk driving over the Fourth of July weekend. And now that cellphones and smart devices have become ubiquitous, the risk of being hit by a distracted driver only adds to the chaos of driving on America’s birthday.
How Our Experienced Boston Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
Regardless of the time of the year that it happens, a car accident can be scary, and may have life-changing consequences depending upon the severity of the crash. If you’re the victim of a Fourth of July crash and you’ve suffered serious losses, you need a skilled Boston car accident lawyer on your side. Our experienced car accident lawyers can:
- Investigate your crash to determine its precise cause;
- Help you to navigate Massachusetts’ no-fault law and understand whether or not it applies;
- Talk to eyewitnesses and expert witnesses to build your claim;
- File your car accident claim on your behalf;
- Calculate your damages;
- Negotiate your settlement offer; and
- File a lawsuit to get you the maximum compensation award possible.
At the office of Tetzel Law, LLC, our legal team believes that holiday or not, there’s no excuse for operating a motor vehicle drunk, distracted, or in an otherwise negligent manner. When you’ve been harmed in a crash, you need an advocate who’s willing to fight for you.
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We hope that the Fourth of July this year results in nothing but fun memories of spending time celebrating with family and friends. However, if you are injured, our lawyers are only a phone call away. To schedule a free consultation with our law firm, please call us at 617-933-3858 today.