Your family loves to visit you during the holidays. After all, Daytona Beach is a prime spot to spend time in during the fall and winter months. Along with Disney World, visitors also come to the Sunshine State for the warm temperatures and picturesque views. And although our area welcomes the guests, they may potentially cause problems for motorists.

A variety of different dangers present themselves when people who aren’t familiar with the area get behind the wheel and drive around. Awareness of these dangers could prevent unnecessary and dangerous accidents from occurring.

Holiday Driving Dangers

You may think you know I-4 or Rte. 1 like the back of your hand, but during the holidays they can have hidden dangers:

  • More traffic than usual. The risk of accidents always rises when lots of vehicles are present, simply because more drivers means there are more chances to make mistakes. Additionally, extra traffic can also mean backups, which increases the incidences of rear-end collisions.
  • Drivers who are unfamiliar with the area. Drivers who don’t know where they are going or who aren’t familiar with the local roads always add a risk for accidents. These motorists may slam on their brakes when they realize they’ve missed exits, drive slower than the speed of traffic because they are unsure of where to go, and veer off into other lanes because they have been distracted by their GPS devices or maps. All of these actions can cause other drivers to become victims of crashes.

What to Do When Involved in a Crash

After seeking medical attention, the next thing you should do after your accident is to call an attorney. The legal team of Johnson and Gilbert may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve that could help to pay for medical bills and vehicle repairs related to the accident.

Don’t let an accident ruin your Thanksgiving, or even the rest of your life. Hire an attorney who has your best interests in mind. Contact us today through our website or by calling 800.556.8890 to speak with a lawyer about your situation.