Lawyers from a leading Manhattan personal injury law firm, specializing in automobile accident cases, offers tips on safe driving during the busy holiday season.
Online PR News – 08-December-2009 – New York, New York – “The holiday season should be a joyous time for family, friends, and loved ones,” says George W. Ilchert, Esq., a partner at the New York injury law firm of Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell and Ryan, LLP (http://www.limrlaw.com), a New York personal injury law firm with decades of experience in accident cases. “Unfortunately, snowy weather and increased traffic on our nation’s highways can bring serious personal injuries as a result of car accidents.”
Although his law firm uses its resources to help those who are the victims of someone else’s negligence, Ilchert says that he and his injury law partners want to prevent others from suffering the same fate as some of their clients have and they are offering advice to those who will be taking to the roads during this holiday season.
Ilchert says that many accidents occur when one vehicle is broken down on the side of the road or highway.
“The first step to ensure safe travel on the road is to keep vehicles well maintained,” he says. “Be sure to check tire pressure, tread wear, battery, and fluid levels regularly to avoid breaking down on busy roads during the inclement weather. Also, be sure to have an emergency kit on board, with flares, in the event of a breakdown.”
Ilchert says that while breakdowns are inevitable, accidents don’t have to be and that common sense while operating a motor vehicle can help reduce the chance of personal injury.
Driving while distracted can be as dangerous as driving while intoxicated,” says Ilchert. “In addition to avoiding alcohol, drivers should never use cell phones, eat, read, or do anything that would take their eyes off the road, even for a second.”
In addition, Ilchert says that drivers should allow for extra driving time, whether on a long or short trip.
“With inclement weather and increased traffic during the holiday season, drivers should expect delays,” says Ilchert. “By giving themselves extra time, drivers are less likely to rush to their destination, making the roads safer for everyone.”
Established for more than 50 years, Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell & Ryan LLP, is a New York City Accident Law Firm located at 475 Park Avenue South (32nd Street) New York, NY, 10016, specializes in representing victims of all types of accidents including construction and demolition, falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs, automobiles, trains, and busses, babies with cerebral palsy and other brain damage, general medical malpractice, saws and electrical tools without guards, and slip and fall cases. For more information, call 1-800-679-4227 or visit www.limrlaw.com.
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