New Year’s is one of the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year with an increase of 23 percent, compared to the average number of long distance trips during the rest of the year. About 91 percent of travel over the holidays is done by motor vehicle to domestic locations (99 percent). Combine this extra travel with lots of parties and an increase in alcohol consumption, and it is a recipe for more car accidents.
According to the Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day bring an increased rate of fatal car crashes. If you or your family is injured in a New Year’s car crash, contact a car accident attorney right away. There is no cost to you; attorney fees are paid out of the settlement.