Many Missourians will soon be off to see friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday. For those doing their Thanksgiving travel by car, among the things they might be quite concerned about is how long their trip will be and how best to ensure they arrive at their destination at the time they want to. In the midst of such concerns, it is important for drivers to remember what is most important when it comes to holiday auto travel, and any type of car travel for that matter: getting to your destination safely.
Unfortunately, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend can be a pretty auto-accident-heavy time of the year. Last year, here in Missouri, the auto-accident-related injury/death rate over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend was one injury or death per every 12.6 minutes. Eighteen people lost their lives in Thanksgiving weekend traffic accidents in the state that year. Car accident lawyers can provide legal help to individuals harmed in holiday weekend accidents.