Easter Sunday Car Accidents and Injuries – 5 Helpful Tips to Keep Safe This Holiday
Easter Sunday brings out friends and family for travels that may cause accidents.
Each year, Easter Sunday is traditionally celebrated in March or April. The holiday is filled with family get-togethers, while children enjoy hunting for Easter eggs and receiving baskets from the Easter bunny.
Though Easter Sunday is generally a day for celebration, there is a cause for personal injuries following car accidents or other incidents.
A study from Autoinsurance.org used statistics to determine Easter Sunday is the 10th deadliest Holiday to drive. According to their report, drivers are 3.1% more likely to get into a fatal accident than on other holidays.
Out of all car accidents, Sunday has the second highest number of crashes, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).
One of the top causes of car accidents on any holiday is drunk driving.
Studies show Los Angeles County has the highest average of alcohol-related fatalities in the state of California, accounting for 15 percent of the total.
There are several signs of drunk driving, such as:
- Swerving in and out of lanes
- Speeding/driving slow
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Driving the wrong way, on a one-way street or on the wrong side of the road
Drunk drivers are very dangerous. If you and your family are hit by a drunk driver on Easter Sunday:
- Call 911. Get officials and first responders to the scene.
- Seek medical attention. You and your family members may have serious injuries.
- Try to get the driver’s information, such as their license number, insurance, registration, vehicle make and model.
- Take photos of the accident scene. Include all vehicles involved, your injuries, and damage to the roads/signs nearby.
Other common causes of car accidents on Easter Sunday can include:
- Drowsy driving – Traveling long hours or overnight can make drivers sleepy.
- Speeding – Drivers running late to an Easter Sunday event may go past the speed limit.
- Distracted driving – Paying attention to a map/directions on a phone or helping a fussy child can take a driver’s eyes off the road.
Car accidents are not the only causes of personal injuries on Easter Sunday.
While an Easter egg hunt may seem innocent, there is a chance your child could suffer an injury. This injury would most likely be the result of a slip, trip or fall.
Slips, trips and falls could happen for a number of reasons. Easter egg hunts normally occur outside, so there may be uneven surfaces or pavement that cause your child to injure themselves.
If the hunt occurs on another person’s property or business, a claim must involve premises liability.
Businesses have a duty of care to keep customers safe.
If the business failed to protect those participating in the Easter egg hunt by not fixing damaged grounds, or leaving exposed holes for someone to fall in, they could potentially be held liable.
It’s important to remember that just because your child was injured does not mean you have a claim. You would have to prove negligence on behalf of the property owner.
There are many common injuries following a slip, trip or fall:
- Neck injuries like a broken neck or fractured vertebrae
- Sprains or strains
- Serious head injuries like a concussion
- Deep cuts, wounds or lacerations
- Back pain which may stop one from participating in physical activity for a long period of time.
- Loss of function in one or more areas of your body
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries with a lifelong impact
- Damage to the spinal cord
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one were involved with any personal injury on Easter Sunday, you might be wondering what to do next. A first step might be to contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney.
At C&B Law Group, our LA attorneys help satisfied clients recover compensation for various personal injuries. Some of the frequent incidents we help with other than car accidents or slips include:
We work hard to help you receive maximum compensation for any personal injuries suffered due to someone else’s negligence.
Easter Sunday should be a day of celebration with your closest loved ones. Don’t let an injury dampen your holiday activities.
Let the team at C&B Law Group know about your Easter Sunday injury today during a free consultation!