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Studies show risk of auto accidents is high in August

Louisianans who head out on the road might not think about the possibility of being in a car accident, but accidents happen every day and it is wise to be cautious and aware of the potential risks. In fact, there are certain dates that are more dangerous than others.

According to statistics, August 2 is the worst day to be on the road. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that the most fatalities happen on that day. The IIHS assessed auto accident deaths between 2012 and 2016. On August 2 of those years, more than 500 people died in crashes. The reasons for this are not obvious. Other days that saw an increase in crashes include July 4, October 25, May 3 and November 1.

It is believed that the weather and the number of people on the road are reasons for the high number of crashes. Drivers tend to be more reckless when the weather is nice. Add to this the increase of people on the road and it adds up to more accidents. In the study, there were almost 16,000 deaths in August for the years that were examined. According to Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., August 2016 had just shy of 61,000 crashes, which is the most accidents in the past four years.

Those who have been injured in a car accident should be aware of their right to file a claim to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, long-term damage and even wrongful death, if a loved one was killed in an accident. A law firm that has experience in all areas of personal injury cases, including the ability to understand and utilize in-depth research, is crucial and should be contacted as soon as possible.

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