May 22nd, 2018|
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, set aside for honoring those who have died serving our country. It also marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season. Many people celebrate Memorial Day Weekend by going to the beach, going on a road trip, boating, or other activities with family and friends.
However, holiday celebrations, crowds, and fun tend to increase the risk of injury, so it’s important to do everything you can to keep yourself and your family safe this Memorial Day Weekend.
Don’t Drink and Drive
The three-day weekend is typically filled with family activities, parties with friends and a traffic-filled drive to the beach. Those plans also involve alcohol, and there can be devastating consequences if an impaired driver gets behind the wheel. With more drivers on the road, some of whom may be under the influence of alcohol, the risk of being involved in a car accident significantly increases.
Remember these simple Memorial Day Weekend safety tips to avoid injuries:
- Don’t drive drunk or get in a car with a drunk driver
- Don’t use your cell phone while driving
- Don’t drive if you are too tired or sleepy
- Check the weather before leaving your home or before heading back
- Wear your seatbelt and make sure backseat passengers are buckled up
- If your vehicle breaks down, don’t get out and stand on the side of the road
- Obey posted speed limits, even if you’re in a rush to get to your destination
- Have a designated driver available to take you home. Even a relatively small amount of alcohol can dangerously impair judgment and affect reaction times
- Don’t drink and operate a boat, watercraft, bike, or engage in any activities like swimming, that require good judgment and coordination
Do: Remember Our Veterans and Their Families
Please remember to give thanks and offer prayers for our fallen soldiers and their loved ones, for they have given to us the ultimate sacrifice so we may enjoy our freedoms, friends, and families.
Contact Our Alabama Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you love is injured or killed in a car accident, contact Cory Watson Attorneys for assistance. Our experienced Alabama personal injury attorneys can protect your rights and get the compensation that your family deserves. Schedule a free consultation by calling 877-562-0000 today.