Accident Injury Claims & Traveling
The end of the year is one of the busiest times to travel, with people heading off to visit relatives and friends throughout the state and around the country. If you have not already done so, now is the time to make your travel arrangements, whether than means renting a car, purchasing airfare, or getting a ticket for the bus. Safety is always a concern when traveling, and avoiding potential accidents and injuries is a top priority. If you’ve been injured while traveling, here are some tips to improve safety as well as options for getting help with your accident injury claims.
Staying Safe While Traveling
A 2015 CNN Money report on traveler safety rated different forms of travel for safety, based on statistics over a five year period. What they found may surprise you:
- Buses: The CNN report found buses to be one of the safest forms of travel, whether for getting to and from school, across town, or across the state. While it may not be your quickest way from getting from one place to another, particularly if you are going long distances, it is cost effective with plenty of routes available.
- Trains: Despite a recent rash of Amtrak crashes over the last few years, Amtrak continues to be a fast, reliable form of transportation. Ticket prices are higher than the bus, and in some areas there are less routes available, but it is a safe, convenient alternative to driving.
- Commercial Airlines: While many people fear an airplane crash, the fact is that air travel remains one of the safest, quickest, and most cost-effective ways to cover lots of miles when traveling.
- Motor Vehicles: Unfortunately, whether you are renting a car or driving your own vehicle, CNN rated driving as one of the most dangerous forms of travel. This comes as no surprise, considering that statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that over 35,000 people die in car accidents each year, while many others suffer serious and potentially disabling injuries. Sadly, most of these accidents are the result of dangerous driving behaviors such as drunk driving, speeding, and distracted. Even if you are a safe driver and avoid this type of conduct, other motorists on the road could still put you at risk.
Accident Injury Claims: Get Help With Your Case
If you or someone you care about is injured while traveling, contact Anastopoulo Law Firmright away. Our experienced South Carolina accident attorneys can provide the aggressive legal representation you need when dealing with insurance company representatives for airlines, bus companies, rental car facilities, and other drivers. Regardless of the circumstances or how your injuries occurred, we act as a strong legal advocate to protect your rights and assist you in getting the compensation you deserve for your accident injury claim.