Due to current circumstances regarding the coronavirus, fatal crashes have seen an appreciable decrease. However, now that people are beginning to take to the roads again, those numbers could again rise significantly, especially now that summer has arrived. Recent data indicates that three holidays see the most fatal motor vehicle accidents. Two of them have passed, but number three comes at the end of summer.
It may not surprise many Minnesota residents that Independence Day sees the largest number of holiday-related fatal crashes on a fairly consistent basis each year. The number two slot goes to Memorial Day, which is celebrated on the last Monday of May. This is ordinarily the end of the school year and the beginning of much warmer weather. Finally, the top three is rounded out by Labor Day, which falls on the first Monday in September.
People across the country celebrate these three holidays with cookouts and other outdoor activities that may require travel in the warmer months of the year and often involve alcohol. In fact, a good portion of the accident statistics involves drunk driving accidents. Some Minnesota residents may have lost loved ones on Memorial Day and Independence Day, which have already passed for 2020. However, Labor Day is still to come, and people may want to remain vigilant on the roadways through that holiday.
People who lose loved ones in senseless and violent motor vehicle accidents on holidays or on any other day of the year may exercise their rights to pursue restitution for their financial and other losses associated therewith. Wrongful death claims will require proof that the negligence or recklessness of another party led to the death of their loved ones. This may not be as easy as it sounds, and it would be beneficial to work with an experienced attorney in the pursuit of justice.