Spring break is a time of year for students, especially college students, to get away from school and head with friends or family to a fun destination. But spring breakers should exercise caution if they are traveling on our nation’s highways during spring break. As one of the most heavily traveled times of the year, each of us should be aware of increase traffic related collisions.
For most schools, spring break falls between end of February through April. According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Miami, car crash fatalities rise during this time period in popular spring break destinations, including California.
Important Safety Tips to Keep in Mind
If you are planning an upcoming vacation for your spring break holiday or summer break, it is important to follow safety tips to keep everyone safe while on the road, including:
• Leave your car in a safe spot
• Avoid driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
• Utilize available ride sharing services in the area you are visiting
• Capitalize on transportation services offered by hotels and resorts
• Educate others on the dangers of drunk driving
Getting Compensated for a Car Crash
However, even if you take precautions while on the road, motor vehicle collisions can and do still happen. If you, a friend or a loved one were injured or killed in a car crash as a result of another party’s negligence or recklessness, you deserve justice. An experienced Orange County car crash lawyer can help you get the full compensation that you deserve, including:
• Past and future medical bills, including hospital bills and therapy bills
• Loss of wages
• Loss of earning capacity if you are unable to work in the future as a result of your injuries
• Pain and suffering
• Loss of consortium
• Loss of enjoyment of life.
The value of your car accident claim is case specific and depends on a number of different factors. Your attorney will need to look at the specific facts surrounding your accident and determine how much money damages you are entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent party, you may be entitled to compensation. As a family member of a loved one who died in an accident, you may also be entitled to compensation. To ensure you get the full money damages you deserve, you need to consult with and hire an Orange County accident attorney.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an OC car accident lawyer, please call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084.