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Understanding the risks involved with traveling for the holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, you might have plans to travel and spend time visiting all your family and friends. As you likely won't be the only one with such plans, you may find yourself sharing Colorado roads with countless others as you travel to and from each of your seasonal destinations.

With the increase in traffic patterns, so may rise the number of hazards you might encounter out on the open road. While there are a variety of forms of negligent driving behaviors you may see during the holiday season, studies indicate that some types could prove more prevalent than others could.

Holiday driving hazards

Understanding the most common holiday driving hazards you might face could prove vital to helping you prepare to stay safe throughout this season. Some of the most common forms of such negligence may include:

  • Driver distractions: Distracted driving continues to be a major issue, and with the likely increases in levels of inattention present during the holiday season, such concerns only grow in severity.
  • Holiday celebrations: As many may be planning to go out celebrating with loved ones during the holidays, there may also be a greater chance you could encounter an impaired driver, which can be dangerous under any circumstance.
  • Demanding schedules: With the holidays leaving many drivers in a rush to reach their destinations, speeding and reckless driving may prove a significant hazard to your health.
  • Drowsiness and fatigue: Demanding schedules can also lead to lack of rest and those who operate a vehicle while drowsy run a greater risk of creating an unfortunate scenario.

Unfortunately, being aware of the potential of such risks might not always be enough to prevent an accident from taking place. The outcome of such an incident could not only disrupt your plans for the holidays, but it could also leave you facing a long road to recovery.


If another driver's actions cause a collision that leaves you with severe injuries, you might be wondering about the next steps to take to seek restitution. Since the civil justice system can be challenging to navigate alone, it could be in your best interest to consult with someone with experience in such matters. Seeking guidance could prove essential to helping you prepare to pursue the full amount of compensation you deserve through a personal injury claim and helping you enter the recovery period with financial piece of mind.

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