Vacations & Car Accidents
Being injured in a car accident is devastating--even more so when it happens while you’re on vacation, as it is likely something you weren’t expecting or prepared for. Many people don’t consider the possibility they may be involved in a car accident while on vacation because they don’t seem to anticipate that anything will go wrong. However, these crashes occur more often than you may believe.
With simple safety prevention, these millions of accidents and casualties can be wiped from statistics. Tourists are more likely to be in a car accident because they likely aren’t aware of all of the driving laws in the particular place they are in. Whether it is a lack of knowledge of traffic laws, driving on another side of the road, or they are driving a rented vehicle they aren’t comfortable with, the odds are stacked against tourists and travelers.
The following tips can help you avoid a car crash during your vacation:
- Read up on that particular destination’s specific traffic laws
- When in doubt, pull over and ask for help
- Always follow general safety standards, such as wearing seatbelts or putting children in car seats
- If you are riding a motorcycle, wear the appropriate safety gear
- Don’t drink and drive
- Avoid overcrowded areas
- Be extremely alert at all times
- Ride only in taxis with seatbelts
- Avoid top-heavy buses with aggressive drivers
Contact Our Charleston Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident while on vacation, our Charleston injury lawyers of Traywick Law Offices want to vouch for you. We understand just how shaken you must feel following an accident or injury in a foreign place, and whether you are hundreds or just a few miles from your home, you will need a strongminded and experienced lawyer you can rely on. We can help relieve you of the pressure by taking over the legalities of your case, no matter the challenges or complexities.
Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling us at (843) 343-5092.