Though our Thanksgiving tables may be a bit smaller this year, we can still expect many people to make the trek to their loved ones’ homes to celebrate this holiday together. If you are traveling by car this year on Thanksgiving, whether it be just a few miles or across state lines, our Boca Raton personal injury attorney has a few recommendations that can help you prepare:
- Firstly, we recommend that this year, you strongly consider staying home. We are still in the middle of a global pandemic, and staying home is the surest way to mitigate risk right now. Tell your loved ones that because you love them, you are staying home this year.
- If you still do plan to travel by car for Thanksgiving, we advise that you plan your route well in advance. Check the weather so that there are no surprises and plan your departure time too.
- Ensure that your vehicle is in good driving condition prior to your departure. If you’ve been driving less this year, take extra time to check your tire pressure, lights, break pads, and fill up your gas tank! You don’t want to deal with any possible issues before your trip.
- Make sure you have an emergency road kit in your vehicle. This might include an extra phone charger, flares, a window breaker / seat belt cutter, and other emergency items.
- If you have the option, travel an extra day in advance rather than on Thanksgiving Day. This will give you a window should any unforeseen traffic or issues arise, and also decreases the chance of you driving at night. Traveling during the morning or during bright daylight can lessen your chances of being in a car accident.
Unfortunately, no matter how prepared you may be, there is still a chance that a car accident may occur. If you are injured in a car accident, contact our Boca Raton car accident lawyer at Willis Law to find out the legal options you may have.