When the holiday season is upon us, so is traffic season. What that also means is that the percentage of accidents and incidents both on or near the road is much higher. While you cannot control everyone on the road, you can do your best to not be involved in these mishaps, which can cause personal injury, and lawsuits. If you are thinking of traveling on any of the major holiday weekends this year, here are a few things to know.
Pack Only What You Need
Overpacking is a nuisance, and most of the time, it’s not even necessary. From a time standpoint, you’ll waste a ton of it deciding on what to bring. For those driving, you’ll also be packing the car with more than you need, which can sacrifice gas mileage, as well as impair your vision in blind spots, and through the rearview mirror. This alone is enough to hurt decision making which can lead to mishaps.
Keep Emergency Items In The Car
The last thing you need on a drive or flight is a flat tire or a medical emergency. For these reasons, it’s important to keep the things you need handy — whether that be runflat or a first aid kit. Should something happen, you don’t want to be stranded on the side of the road awaiting help, and you certainly don’t want someone injured to have to wait for assistance.
Should something happen that requires the help of a lawyer, there is help to be had. At Gaines LLP, we specialize in a number of practices that span many topics.
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