Raleigh, North Carolina (PressExposure) April 27, 2009 -- Holiday weekend accidents are on the rise, according to several major sources in North Carolina. Since 2000, accidents on major holiday weekends were down; due in part to a lot of safe driving promotions, and an increase in fines for driving that is not safe. However, currently, the rates of accidents that occur during holiday weekends is on the rise again.
AttorneysNC lawyers David Vtipil and Robert Younce at Attorneysnc.com
say that there are many factors to blame. "Part of it is that people are so excited to get where they are going, and to see their relatives, that they aren't thinking about driving safely," says Vtipil. Younce agrees, but also says "Also, people are more in a mood to take chances and risks, because of the fun that is often associated with holiday weekends. This leads to an increase in accidents during those times. Safe Driving promotions that worked in the past are ignored for the most part. 9 out of 10 drivers are immune to such marketing anymore."
Vtipil and Younce say that their firm, AttorneysNC at Attorneysnc.com
, has seen an increase in the amount of people who have been affected by accidents over holiday weekends. The increase has happened gradually, the lawyers say, but that doesnât mean that it isn't very concerning. Vtipil and Younce say that people who are involved in auto accidents over holiday weekends might not see that there is a claim to be made, and might not understand that their injuries and losses can be compensated for. Because the accident happened over the holiday weekends, victims are not as easily able to find access to lawyers right away, and because of this, they might go without a lawyer. This can be very dangerous, according to Younce and Vtipil. When people fail to seek out legal counsel because of an accident that happened over a holiday weekend, they are usually unable to get the compensation that they deserve. Therefore, AttorneysNC at Attorneysnc.com
suggests that no matter when an accident happened, and no matter who a person thinks is to blame, victims seek out legal help as soon as they possibly can.