As we move towards the end of another year, we are all reminded in some way that this is a time to take stock in our lives and to make the effort to get together with the people who are important to us to celebrate all that we have. The holiday season is one that brings about great joy to people of all different backgrounds, but unfortunately it’s also a time of year that’s filled with danger on the roads of Nevada. Way too many people are badly injured or killed in Nevada car accidents in December.
Below you will find a brief overview of the statistics that relate to the number of Nevada car accidents that occur in December, and these statistics reveal that this is in many respects the most dangerous month of the year to be out on the roads of the state. Anyone who has been wrongfully injured or who has lost someone they love in a crash needs to obtain the advice and guidance of experienced Las Vegas accident lawyers as soon as possible.
As stated above, December has proven to be one of if not the most dangerous months of the year for people who drive on the roads of the state. Statistics regarding Nevada car accidents are kept and organized by the Nevada Department of Transportation, and according to these statistics approximately 5,000 crashes occur during December alone, which has consistently been the highest amount of any month in recent years.
Of these 5,000 Nevada car accidents, an average of approximately 2,300 people are injured, which once again represents the highest average of any month throughout the entire calendar. Finally, more than 20 people on average are killed during December because of these crashes. There are months in the summer that have higher averages, but December remains near the top of these dubious rankings. All of these statistics have remained largely consistent over the course of several years.
There are any number of reasons that Nevada car accidents will occur, but one reason that’s particularly and unfortunately prevalent during December is alcohol. Clearly, people tend to celebrate the holiday season by imbibing with their family and friends, but too many people make the terrible mistake of getting behind the wheels of vehicles after doing so. This clearly creates a very dangerous situation for anyone who happens to be in that area at the time, particularly since traffic can be heavy and because so many people may not be familiar with the area.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a crash caused by someone else, you do have legal rights and options available that could include recovering compensation for your losses. You need to seek the help of Las Vegas accident lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of those harmed for many years. Contact The Sam Harding Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.