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Common Accidents on Road Trips

Common Accidents on Road Trips

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Injury accidents can happen anywhere, including while you are away from home. If you recently experienced an injury due to another person’s negligence, you could be owed compensation for your damages. A seasoned injury lawyer from our firm can help no matter the type of accident you were involved in. 

With warmer weather right around the corner and a bright light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, more Americans are planning their spring break and summer road trips. However, a road trip shouldn’t mean letting your guard down for any reason. Studies show that:

  1. 52 percent of all traffic accidents occur within five miles of a person’s home 
  2. 77 percent occur within 15 miles
  3. 88 percent of all injuries, whether resulting from a motor vehicle accident or something else, occurred within 10 miles of home

Even still, injury accidents are common on road trips when people are miles away from home.  Whether your injury accident occurs down the road, across town, or in another state, a Huntsville personal injury attorney is your best resource for pursuing financial recovery.

Common Road Trip Accidents

Road trip accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere. The most common types are:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Any time you are in the car for longer periods of time, traveling more miles, the risk of a car accident increases. If you are traveling at peak times, such as during the summer or on holidays, you share the road with an increased number of motorists. More motorists mean an increased chance of car accidents. 

Watercraft and Boating Accidents

The increased risk of accidents doesn’t end with the roadways. If you’re heading out for some recreation on a body of water, keep in mind that a variety of different accidents can occur. Boating accidents, jet ski accidents, and drowning or near-drowning accidents are unfortunately frequent occurrences for road trippers. 

Slip and Falls 

Slip and fall accidents might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking about potential road trip injuries, but they do happen. Hotels, recreational facilities, and tourist attractions are hot spots for these types of incidents. Sometimes, slip and falls can cause minor injuries to soft tissues or even broken bones. Other times they can cause severe or even fatal injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or spinal cord injuries (SCI).

Other Premise Liability Accidents 

Other accidents can occur on another party’s property, causing serious bodily injury, falling under the umbrella of premise liability. An accident or injury near or in a swimming pool, on the stairs, or even at an amusement park or waterpark could all be reasons to file a premise liability claim.

When you hire a Huntsville personal injury attorney from our firm, we will determine who is liable for your accident, no matter what type or where it occurred, and hold them accountable.

Were You Injured in a Road Trip Accident? Call a Reputable Huntsville Personal Injury Lawyer Today for Help

If your road trip turned into an unexpected trip to the emergency room, don’t wait to get legal help. Schedule your confidential consultation with an experienced Huntsville personal injury attorney at Cloud, Ryan & Rouse. Call 56-801-1000 or contact us online.


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