Crashes Spike in Summer Months
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), nearly one-third of all fatal crashes occur during the summer months. With holidays encouraging alcohol consumption and more people out on the roads daily, the possibility that one may be involved in a severe collision is at its highest.
Because of this, personal injury attorneys across St. Louis are preparing to help families recover from what has been coined as the "100 deadliest days of summer." Here is what you need to know.
Fatal and Injury Crash Statistics
It is no surprise that most kinds of crashes peak around the summer, and often this time comes with startling statistics. Here is what all drivers need to know about this dangerous season:
- Nearly 40% of all motorcycle fatalities occur from June through August.
- Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day are three of the top five days of the year with the most DUI fatalities.
- The Fourth of July weekend is considered the most deadly weekend of the year.
- The most fatal crashes involving teens happen in the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Other Summertime Personal Injury Hazards
In addition to car crashes, the summer season comes with a unique set of personal injury hazards. Unfortunately, even the most mundane task like a trip to the grocery store can result in costly treatments and weeks of recovery. To better protect yourself this season, it is important to know which common hazards you should look out for:
- Wet surfaces.
- Bicycle accidents (over 33% of bike fatalities occur in the summer).
- Boating accidents.
- Animal bites.
Even if you take every safety precaution possible, others may not be so conscious and act negligently. That's why you must have a personal injury attorney on your side in case of emergencies.
Call the St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys
Summer should be spent having fun with family and friends, not worrying about recovering from an accident. Kolker Law Firm makes it easier by providing personalized representation for injured victims. If you or a loved one is seeking representation for a car accident injury, call (314) 684-8285 or fill out the form on our website to get in touch with a member of the team.