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Summer driving could be more dangerous for California motorists

During the summer, there are more drivers on the road in California than at other times of year. School is not in session, tourists are in town and there are more families traveling for vacation. You know that more drivers on the road means a higher number of car accidents.

There are many factors that contribute to a higher number of car accidents during the summer months. If you are a California driver, you would be wise to understand how to drive safely during this busy time, as well as what you can do to protect your interests in the event of a car accident.

Why is summer so dangerous for drivers?

Memorial Day officially marks the beginning of summer, and for some drivers, it starts what many call the 100 deadliest days of summer. During the months of June, July and August, drivers, particularly teen drivers, are more prone to involvement in car accidents. Consider the following facts about driving during the summer season:

  • The number of teen drivers who get behind the wheel while drunk has decreased over the last few decades, however, underage drinking and driving accidents still happen.
  • The vast majority of drunk driving accidents for underage individuals happen on Friday or Saturday evenings.
  • Distraction is the reason for three out of every five accidents involving a teen driver.
  • On average, approximately 250-300 teens die in car accidents every summer.

If you suffer injuries in a car accident that was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you have options. You have the right to seek appropriate compensation for your injuries, regardless of your age or the age of the other driver.

During the summer, it is beneficial to drive cautiously and be aware of the increased number of drivers on the roads during this time.

Know where to start after a car accident

After a car accident, it can be difficult to know where to begin or how you can start to protect your interests. One of the most practical steps is to seek a complete evaluation of your case and an explanation of the legal options available to you.

Whether your accident was the result of drunk driving, distracted driving or another type of negligent driving, you can take action to hold liable parties accountable and secure appropriate compensation. If are a victim of an accident that happened during the 100 deadliest days of summer, you do not have to suffer alone.

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