The holidays should be a time spent relaxing with the company of loved ones, but given the driving environment, this time of year can become tragic in an instant. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident due to another party’s negligence and are in the middle of a pending claim or personal injury lawsuit, a lawsuit loan can be your answer to tough financial strains through the holiday season.
The weather can make for dangerous driving conditions. The icy rain, fog, snow, sleet, and storms can limit visibility and make icy roads even tougher to navigate. Especially since the holiday season brings visitors to climates they are not used to driving in, the holiday weather means more accidents and injuries.
Stress can also contribute to unsafe driving conditions. With holiday celebrations and expensive gift giving, this time of year brings stress to even the most calm. People find themselves pressed for time and distracted while driving, so they are not putting their attention towards being a safe driver. Many stressed drivers are also sleep deprived, which is a known cause for unsafe driving. Busier drivers means more cell phone use while driving, which means even less attention on the road. This is a clear case of negligence that could qualify for a personal injury lawsuit, and a lawsuit loan should be obtained to help cover medical costs.
Alcohol is dangerous for driving any time of the year, but added with stress, weather, and crowds, there is a higher rate of accidents. This is a time of year for celebration, which means more alcohol use, especially with late night driving. The National Center for Statistics and Analysis states that on average, 45% of all fatalities during the Christmas and New Year holiday periods have occurred where at least one of the involved drivers was impaired. This is compared to 30% on any other December day. Drivers should be careful during these holiday periods so that they don’t risk injury, or worse, in a time of year that should be spent enjoyed.
If you are a victim of a negligent driver, the holidays can be a tough time for plaintiffs, as well. The accident may have left you out of work and there are holiday related expenses as well as the usual mortgage, car, medical, and family expenses. A lawsuit loan can get the money immediately so that these expenses can be taken care of. This can ease the financial burden and make the holidays more enjoyable.
About the Author: Steven Medvin is the Executive Director of SMP Advance Funding, LLC, which provides lawsuit funding to individuals who need a lawsuit loan for pending lawsuits. For more information please visit www.smpadvance.com.