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Be careful during Memorial Day weekend drives

Those living in Texas would be prudent to drive safely and remain vigilant on the roadways this Memorial Day weekend. The beginning of the carefree summer season sees a rise in drunk driving-related accidents, distracted driving, and overall irresponsible driving habits.

Over Memorial Day weekend, traffic deaths often rise. The National Safety Council has shown that traffic-related deaths increased 8 percent between 2014 and 2015, which is the largest jump in half a century. This means that this Memorial Day weekend may be one of the deadliest in history, with the NSC predicting nearly 440 traffic fatalities around the country along with more than 50,000 serious injuries. In 2014 alone, nearly 10,000 Americans lost their lives on the road during the summer season.

As the economy improves and gas prices fall, more people are taking to the road to enjoy parties and vacations. Speeding and alcohol use are rising as well, and texting and driving continues to be a deadly force on the road. These combinations can often lead to deadly or painful consequences.

Those who have sustained serious or catastrophic injuries as the result of an accident caused by an impaired, distracted, speeding or otherwise negligent driver may find it advisable to seek out the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. Individuals who try to navigate the system on their own may wind up being taken advantage of by insurance companies. Dedicated legal counsel will work hard to assist an accident victim with the goal of recovering full compensation to offset the costs associated with medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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