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Holiday Travel Trends Lead to More Texas Car Accidents

Screen shot 2012-11-26 at 9.38.58 AM.pngThe Holiday season is now in full swing. Nationwide, during this time of heightened travel, the likelihood of getting in an automobile accident dramatically increases.

The traffic increases by over 50% on the five busiest holidays, and in turn the fatality rates on the road increase by 4.5 – 5 times. Thanksgiving is the most fatal holiday in regards to car accidents with an average of 567 on Thanksgiving day alone.

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics website, “The Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year’s holiday periods are among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. During the 6-day Thanksgiving travel period, the number of long-distance trips (to and from a ¬¨destination 50 miles or more away) increases by 54 percent, and during the Christmas/New Year’s Holiday period the number rises by 23 percent, compared to the average number for the remainder of the year. ” Around 91% of holiday travel in the US is done by personal vehicle, leaving only 5-6% of trips taken by air.

Dying in an automobile crash is the #1 cause of death in those 1-34 years of age. Nobody plans to get in a car accident. During this time of heightened danger on the roads, we at Borchardt Law Firm urge you to drive thoughtfully and safely. If you or a loved one find yourself in an automobile crash, don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer to discuss your legal options.

At Borchardt Law Firm we have seen and dealt with all types of personal injury cases and believe the work we do will continue to protect future generations of Texans. Our firm has the experience and the drive necessary to continue to strive for the improved protection of future generations of Texans. Contact Borchardt Law Firm now for a consultation about your case.

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