Although summer officially ends September 22, Labor Day is generally considered the season’s “last hurrah.” Many Michiganders fill the long weekend with traditional activities such as barbecuing, boating and visiting friends, while some families opt for one last getaway before the kids return to school. Unfortunately, the revelry sometimes has tragic consequences, according to a recent analysis of crash statistics over a 10-year period. The study ranked Labor Day as the deadliest summer holiday and the second deadliest weekend of the year, surpassed only by Thanksgiving. Here are the facts about Labor Day injuries and what you can do to protect your rights and receive the compensation you deserve.
The National Safety Council (NSC) projected approximately 456 traffic fatalities across the country over Labor Day weekend. This estimate is two percent lower than the 2021 Labor Day estimate of 466 deaths, based on the decrease in fatal crashes during the early months of 2022.
This year, despite increased patrols by local and state law enforcement and a weekend-long suspension of many construction projects, police reported a spate of accidents that closed freeways and caused numerous injuries and multiple deaths, including motorists and at least one pedestrian and a motorcyclist.
There are several reasons for the high rate of injuries and fatalities occurring during Labor Day weekend. Here are some of the most common:
Accidents can happen to the most careful drivers. If you were injured in a crash due to someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Drivers should take the following steps immediately after an accident:
Recommended reading: The Most Common Car Accident Injuries And What To Do After A Crash
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