Truck and car accidents are common in the winter months, especially during the holidays. People are busy and more distracted than usual. It’s also easy to get caught up in the holiday cheer. At Springer & Lyle, your well-being is important to us not only during the holidays, but every day of the year. To stay safe, remember these tips on how to handle accidents during the holidays.
If you find yourself in a truck accident or car wreck, don’t be surprised about the wait time at the scene. The traffic and volume of emergency calls may interfere with the normal process. There may be other accidents in the area too. That causes a delay in emergency respondents getting help to the accident scene. Be patient, stay calm, and don’t be afraid to accept help from other drivers.
There may also be a delay in the insurance claims process. Business hours are different than usual for truck accidents during the holidays. Still do your part to take note of everything you remember. Report the information as soon as possible.
Do What You Can to Help Truck Accidents Victims
It may not be you involved in the accident. Even if you witness another driver’s accident, that’s a time to do your part. Be a good citizen and check on the victims and make sure they are okay.
You should still use proper precautions to aid them. Only approach the vehicle when it’s safe. If you’re not a trained medical professional, don’t try to go beyond basic first aid. You don’t want to make the injuries worse. And, if you were a witness to the accident, be willing to give a statement to police. You would want the same from them if the situation was reversed.
Don’t Ever Drive Under the Influence
Holiday parties are common during this time of year. If you’ve had a few drinks during celebrations, use your good judgement. Don’t be the cause of an accident that injures you or someone else. Get a ride or call a cab. Help others if you know they’ve had too much to drink. Don’t let them get behind the wheel. Take their keys and help them get home safely.