My name is Danielle Diaz. One of the things I've learned in life, both inside and outside the courtroom, is that it is important to not see others as your enemy. Even though you may see the prosecutor as your enemy, he or she is just trying to do a job. It may be possible that you can get a prosecutor or the judge to be sympathetic and get him or her on your side. In order to accomplish this, you need to understand the law. I feel that most individuals do not understand the law, which is why I was motivated to create this blog.
For many people, the holidays are the time of year when they travel the most. From heading to family dinners to zipping to the store to pick up those last-minute gifts on shopping lists, traffic can be remarkably heavier through the holiday season and to top it off, driving conditions are not always ideal because of the weather. And this often means a higher likelihood of car accidents for many drivers. If you plan to travel quite a bit in your vehicle through the holiday season, there are a few simple tips to keep in mind to ensure you don't see merriment turned sour by a car accident.
Try to travel at less busy times of the day and days of the week.
There are certain times of the day and days of the week when traffic will be the busiest during the holidays. For example, you can pretty much guarantee that traffic will be heavy around main shopping centers on Christmas Eve because a lot of people will be rushing to get those last-minute deals before everything closes. Stay conscious of these busier travel times and try to plan around them.
Know the weather before you head out for longer trips.
The last thing you want to do is to get halfway to your holiday destination and then discover suddenly that you are caught in the middle of an ice storm or blizzard. Because the weather can be so variable in the winter in some places, check the weather before you leave for longer car trips. Knowing what to expect can help you avoid getting caught out in dangerous situations.
Be alert to drivers under the influence or lacking sleep.
For many people, the holidays means glasses of wine with friends and family or other alcoholic beverages. Because there is always a potential that someone will be driving under the influence, make sure you are especially alert to other drivers' behavior while you drive. Likewise, be on the lookout for drivers who seem distracted or who have slowed reactions because it is not uncommon for people to miss sleep to make it to all of their engagements.
Give yourself ample time to get where you need to go.
The holidays can be one of the busiest times of year, which means you may often be pushed for time. The only problem is, being in a rush amid holiday traffic can be extremely dangerous. Even though your schedule may be full, slow down a bit and give yourself a few minutes of extra travel time to get where you need to go.
If you do get into an accident over the holidays, be sure to contact a car accident attorney at a law firm such as Littman & Babiarz Law Office for assistance with getting the compensation that you deserve.