Tips to Avoid a Crash During the Holidays

Tips to Avoid a Crash During the Holidays

The holiday season brings many things including family and friend get-togethers, decadent meals and lavish parties, and a lot of shopping. Whether one is shopping for gifts or food for a feast, there is much to do when the holidays hit from Thanksgiving through the New Year.

During the holidays though, with everything going on, it can be very easy to become preoccupied with all that there is to do. As a result, it can be much harder to concentrate on other tasks, like safe driving. Added to the many diversions of one’s attention, late fall to winter has shorter days. This means that there is less light and that the likelihood of driving to accomplish errands in the dark is high. Driving at night decreases visibility and this can also elevate the risk of a crash happening.

If you were in a car accident in Florida, knowing your rights and what you can do about it is essential. You may be able to recover compensation for your losses. A Tampa car accident attorney at Fulgencio Law can advise you on your options.

Reducing the Risk of a Holiday Crash

Tips to Avoid a Crash During the HolidaysWhen you are driving during the holidays you may experience adverse weather conditions and extra traffic with others also traveling from one destination to the next. There are things to look out for that may help keep you safer while navigating the busy holiday season.

Some of the ways you can reduce the chances of being in a crash during the holidays include:

  • Determine what items you can buy online in advance so that you can minimize traveling and so that they can be delivered to your location in time.
  • If you have to go to a particular shopping center or store, try to do so during times of the day or week that are less busy.
  • Be alert in parking lots where there are many moving parts with pedestrians, shopping carts, cars moving in and out of spots, etc.
  • During times when weather diminishes visibility or when driving during the night be extra cautious of pedestrians and surroundings.
  • Take your time when pulling into and out of parking spots. Use your mirrors and do so slowly just in case you have to make a quick stop.
  • Do not allow yourself to be distracted while driving.
  • Be patient. Take your time when traveling and give yourself extra time as well to get to where you need to go so that you are not feeling pressured to speed.
  • Always give yourself plenty of space between other cars.

Speak to an Attorney at Fulgencio Law

If you are in a crash, make sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible. It is important to have injuries diagnosed and treated quickly. Then, connect with an attorney for more support and information on what you can do to obtain financial compensation. 

You are welcome to call (813) 463-0123 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney at Fulgencio Law to go over your accident experience.

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