During the summer lies the 100 deadliest days. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, there is often an increase in crashes, many of them being fatal, and many involving younger, teenage drivers. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are preventable, and negligence plays a large role in the harm that many people experience.
It’s crucial to speak with your loved ones about safety and avoiding any negligent actions during this time. If you suffered harm because any of the increased dangers below, make sure you know your rights to seek compensation.
1. Distractions On the Road
While not all teen drivers are the same, several younger drivers choose to travel with their friends in their vehicle. Some drivers can do this safely, but others are highly distracted by the additional amount of people in their car. Even more, younger drivers are more prone to use their cell phones, eat or drink, and reach for the radio when they’re behind the wheel.
These distractions make for some of the most dangerous drivers on the road.
2. More Drivers
During the summer months, there are more people vacationing, more college students out of school, and subsequently more people on the roads. This is especially true during holiday weekends. Unfortunately, more drivers and more congestion increase the risk of negligence, including distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding.
Younger drivers don’t have the same experience as those with many years on the road. They may not know what to do if they encounter a potential danger on the road, such as traffic, a swerving driver, or another act of negligence. Their reactions can also cause accidents if they make one wrong move on the road.
If you suffer harm because of negligence, our Denver car accident attorneys will be there to protect your rights. At Springer & Steinberg, P.C., we’ll put you first and seek to hold the responsible party accountable and pursue compensation on your behalf.