What You Should Know About Thanksgiving Weekend Car Accidents

Thanksgiving Weekend is among the most popular weekends for travel every year. Since there is often such a high volume of traffic on the roads, the chances of an accident occurring drastically increase. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about car accidents, what you should do if you are involved in one, and how our firm can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve and need to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most car accidents happen?

Car accidents happen for a wide array of reasons, though unfortunately, they are most commonly due to driver negligence. On Thanksgiving, many drivers will cause car accidents by driving while under the influence of alcohol. Additionally, some of the leading causes of car accidents are texting while driving, speeding, driving while fatigued, and otherwise violating the rules and regulations of the road.

What should I do if I am hurt in a car accident?

If you are injured in a car accident in Pennsylvania, you should do everything in your power to document the accident to increase your chances of winning your personal injury claim. First, you should call the police. You should then ask the driver for his or her insurance information. From here, you should take pictures of any damage to your vehicle, the other motorist’s vehicle, and any property involved in the accident. You should then ask any witnesses for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim at a later date. Finally, after you are treated in a hospital, you should retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional information, such as surveillance footage of the accident, needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. Our firm is here to help.

How long will I have to sue after an injury in Pennsylvania?

After sustaining an injury in an accident, you should file your personal injury claim as soon as you can. That being said, the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania only allows the wrongly injured two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the liable party, so you must ensure that you do not wait any longer than two years to sue. We are ready to help you today. All you have to do is ask.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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