Stay Safe on the Roads this Holiday Season

Stay Safe on the Roads

Holiday shopping can lead to increased traffic on Columbus roadways. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident that a negligent driver caused, you should speak with an experienced Columbus car accident attorney as soon as possible.  

The holiday season is a bustling time of year when shoppers are frequently out and about. However, with the increased numbers of holiday shoppers on the road comes the increased likelihood of motor vehicle accidents in and around Columbus. In some instances, these accidents happen because drivers are distracted. These drivers might be in a hurry to get to a shopping destination, often violating traffic laws and speed limits along the way. 

Unfortunately, holiday-season car accidents can lead to serious injuries for accident victims, including broken bones, soft tissue injuries, and traumatic brain and head injuries, to name a few. 

If you or a person you love has suffered an injury in a car accident that occurred during the holiday season, an experienced Columbus car accident lawyer at The Jones Firm is ready to help. Please reach out to us today for more information about how we could help you pursue monetary compensation for the injuries which you suffered in your Columbus car accident. 

How Do Holiday-Season Car Accidents Typically Happen?

There are many potential reasons for holiday-season car accidents that occur in and around Columbus. Some of the most common reasons include the following:

  • Negligent motor vehicle operation – During the holiday season, roadways are typically very crowded. Motor vehicle drivers who violate state traffic laws by speeding, running stops signs and red lights, and weaving in and out of heavy traffic significantly increase their chances of bringing about a collision with another motor vehicle. 
  • Distracted driving During the holiday season, many drivers are in a hurry to shop or get to a relative’s house. They may also have small children in their car who are rowdy and need frequent correcting. If a driver takes his or her eyes off the road for just a second or two, that amount of time may be just enough for a car accident to occur. 
  • Drunk and drugged driving – During the holiday season, many people attend holiday parties where alcoholic beverages are served. Since alcohol slows down a person’s nervous system – and delays reaction time – intoxicated and drugged driving can lead to a motor vehicle accident. 

Call a Columbus Car Accident Lawyer About Your Legal Matter Today

Victims of Columbus car accidents have the legal burden of proof in their personal injury cases. If you or a person you love has suffered an injury in a car accident that occurred because of another driver’s negligence, the knowledgeable team of attorneys at The Jones Firm may be able to assist. Our legal team will work hard to help you pursue and recover the monetary damages that you need for the injuries you suffered in your holiday-season car accident.

To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Columbus car accident attorney, please call us at 614-209-5162 or contact us online today. 

Author Bio

Geoff Jones is the CEO and Managing Partner of The Jones Firm, a personal injury law firm in Columbus, Ohio. With years of experience in personal injury law, he has zealously represented clients in a wide range of legal matters, including car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, wrongful death, and other cases.

Geoff received his Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and is a member of the Columbus Bar Association. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including being selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2022-2023.

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