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Thanksgiving weekend can be a dangerous time to drive due to the increased number of people on the road. The more cars out there, the more likely it is that an accident will occur. A few hundred traffic fatalities are generally expected on a holiday weekend like this one. If you are traveling this weekend and end up getting hurt in an accident, you may have some legal options. A Monmouth County distracted driving accident lawyer is ready to help you hold all negligent parties responsible for the damage that they have caused.

What Makes Thanksgiving Weekend More Dangerous?

As we mentioned, there are going to be more drivers on the road during a holiday like Thanksgiving weekend. You also have to worry that some of them are tired from driving a long distance. Others could be distracted by their kids acting out. Some drivers even drink too much and get back behind the wheel. You can see how easily any of this can lead to an accident.

What Kinds of Injuries Are Common in Car Accidents?

Car accidents can cause all kinds of injuries, including serious ones that could end up affecting a victim for years or even for life. People in car accidents can end up with:

  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Broken bones
  • Torn ligaments
  • Joint damage
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding

If you get into an accident, you need to get medical care as soon as possible.

What Should I Do If I Get Into an Accident on Thanksgiving Weekend?

You can do your best to avoid an accident, but if you still end up getting into a crash you need to protect yourself and begin building a personal injury case. Make sure that you:

  • Take pictures of the accident scene and the damage to the cars
  • Contact the police so that they can fill out a report
  • Exchange info with other drivers or potential witnesses
  • Keep copies of medical bills
  • Consider talking to a personal injury lawyer

What Should My Compensation Cover After a Car Accident?

Compensation should help cover economic and non-economic damages. An offer that does not consider both is simply not enough.

Economic damages: As the name implies, this refers to the actual economic costs of the accident. You need to pay money to repair or replace your car. You have medical bills. Maybe you missed work and paychecks while you were recovering. Your compensation needs to cover all of this.

Non-economic damages: A car accident can also be traumatizing though, and the crash and its injuries can continue to affect your mental health and wellbeing. If your injuries prevent you from taking part in activities you once loved or if you are experiencing any other pain, mental or physical, due to the accident, then that needs to be addressed by a compensation offer as well.

Call Our Legal Team

It does not matter how your accident occurred. If you believe that someone else was to blame for it, we will help you sue for compensation. Contact Falcon Law Firm, LLC and ask about scheduling a free consultation. We look forward to telling you more about your legal options.