According to decades of traffic research, the summer months are the time of year that you are mostly likely to be involved in an automobile accident and suffer from a car accident injury as a result.
Part of the reason is the fact that drivers are more likely to be distracted and take less care when conditions are less hazardous out, the weather is nice, and visibility is high.
This paradoxically leads to more accidents than during the snowy winter months when it’s darker outside and the road are more hazardous.
“The 100 Deadliest Days”
Another major reason for your higher risk of car accident injury this time of year is that teen drivers, the least experienced and most distractible drivers with the least developed sense of good judgement, are out on the roads more during their summer vacation.
In fact the time from Memorial Day stretching to Labor Day is even called “The 100 Deadliest Days” on the road for teen drivers, and whether you are a teen driver or not, you’re sharing the road with them far more at this time of year.
What to Do If You Experience a Car Accident Injury
If you experience a car accident injury remain calm and stay safe. Move your vehicle onto the shoulder if you can and turn on your hazard lights.
If you are badly injured call 911 or ask the other driver or bystanders for help. Tell them you are badly injured, and ask them to call 911.
Get Expert Medical Help
Seeking immediate medical attention can make a major difference in the outcome of any legal action you take to seek damages for the injury and pain you have suffered.
Medical specialists can document the extent of your injuries while also helping you to recover as fully and quickly as possible to protect your quality of life.
Seek emergency room medical care for abrasions, cuts, bruises, burns, or other serious injuries, and be sure to follow up with a licensed chiropractor to assess the seriousness of any injuries to your joints and musculoskeletal system.