Independence Day is right around the corner, and with it will come the barbecues, fireworks and family get togethers. Spending time outdoors at the beach or in the backyard enjoying the company of family and friends is a highlight of the summer. But did you know that the Fourth of July is one of the most dangerous holidays for auto accidents in the US?

There are several reasons for this including:  increased alcohol use at social gatherings, many people taking time off work, which results in a higher number of cars on the road, and travelers driving on unfamiliar roads to get to their holiday destination. Whatever the reasons, extra care and caution need to be taken by everyone to stay safe over the Fourth of July weekend.

Sometimes accidents do happen, but we all know there are things we can do to avoid accidents or mitigate their severity. If you are hosting family and friends, make sure they know where they are going and make sure they are driving sober. If you are hosting family and friends, be mindful as the party winds down; make sure that drivers are leaving sober and that drinkers have designated drivers. Make sure out of town guests know where they are going and how to get there. GPS makes this easier than in years past, but unfamiliar roads are still a hazard.

If you do have an accident you can get answers here to many common questions about motor vehicle accidents.  If you or someone you know finds themselves in an accident over the holiday and you need legal help, call or text us. Contant Law 617-227-8383.

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