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Have a Safe Labor Day Weekend

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 6, 2016

Labor Day weekend is notoriously one of the most dangerous weekends for Florida car accidents. In fact, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), there are typically more car accidents during the Labor Day weekend than any other holidays except Thanksgiving. According to the NSC, over the past five years three has been an average of 375 deadly car accidents per Labor Day weekend – 37% of which are caused, or at least partially caused, by someone driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Usually this increase is the result of a) there being more traffic on the roads, b) an increase in incidents of drunk driving and driving under the influence, and c) more incidents of careless, reckless and negligent driving. Add these three ingredients together and what you have is a recipe for a potentially dangerous weekend travel.

Regardless of how many precautions you take while driving this upcoming week, the unfortunate truth is that accidents do happen. And when they do, you need to know what to do in order to protect your wellbeing and, in some cases, your legal right to compensation.

First and foremost, if you are a victim of a Florida automobile accident seek medical attention immediately. Even if you do not think you sustained any injuries, or that your injuries aren’t significant enough to require medical treatment go to a doctor anyways. Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. This is particularly true when it comes to car accidents, as many times an injury will not manifest itself right away. If weeks later you have a pain in your neck that was probably caused by the car accident, but you didn’t go to a doctor after the accident for an examination, your insurance companies could argue that the pain is unrelated to the accident. In order to avoid such an unneeded headache, always start with a trip to the doctor.

Next, call an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, whether it is the result of a drunk driver or another driver’s negligence or reckless driving, you are legally entitled to compensation. This includes compensation for your medical bills and treatment, damage to your car, loss of income, future medical care and, in some case, future loss of earnings. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve, call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. at 1-877-FL-INJURY and schedule your free initial consultation.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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