Motor vehicle wrecks can be extremely difficult for victims and their family members. However, some are especially devastating, such as collisions which claim lives. It is important for drivers to be vigilant and recognize times when fatal accidents may be more likely to occur. For example, drivers should be especially cautious during Memorial Day weekend and other times of the year when there is an increase in the number of fatal traffic crashes.
According to statistics that were published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic accident fatalities are more likely to take place during Memorial Day and other holidays such as the Fourth of July. There are a number of explanations for the increase in the number of traffic-related deaths during these holidays, such as an increase in the number of intoxicated drivers, busy roads and more drivers from another state who may not be very familiar with local roads. Unfortunately, many more lives will be claimed during future holidays as a result of reckless driving.
If someone you love recently passed away in an accident over Memorial Day weekend, you may be struggling with intense emotional pain and you may have a lot of uncertainty about your future and how you will move forward. This can be an overwhelming and unimaginably difficult time, but you may have options to help your family in the coming months. For example, you may want to pursue legal action against a negligent driver to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the financial support you are in desperate need of.