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Tips for Traveling This Holiday Season

Posted on in Personal Injury

San Jose personal injury attorneys, holiday travel, travel safety, travel safety tips, travel injuriesThe holidays are hectic in San Jose as people rush to complete gift shopping and attend parties and special local events. For many people, travel plans have already been made to take advantage of the break by going out of town to visit friends and family members.

Holiday travel has a well known reputation for being rather chaotic, with long lines of traffic and tie ups at airports. The most important factor, however, is to protect yourself against potential personal injuries and to reach your destination safely.

Holiday Travel Safety Tips

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is one of the busiest times for travelers, whether you are heading across the country or just across town. Being prepared and knowing what to expect can decrease your risks and help you avoid common pitfalls that make accidents and injuries more likely to occur.

If You Are Traveling By Air

The San Jose Police Department warns those planning on either taking a flight out or anticipating visitors from other areas to expect delays. Road work combined with the increased number of travelers can result in major traffic jams around local airports. Additionally, depending on your destination, you should also be prepared for flight delays due to weather conditions.

Consider the following tips to help make the time you spend waiting for your flight safer and less stressful:

  • Check airline flight schedules before leaving home to avoid unnecessary waits;
  • Call 511 to get the latest traffic information;
  • Avoid leaving bags unattended, and stay in populated areas of the terminal;
  • Check the weather at your destination, as well as at any layover locations to ensure you are dressed appropriately; and
  • Wear comfortable shoes to avoid slips and falls as you race through airport terminals.

If You Are Traveling By Car

If you are planning on traveling by car over the holiday season, realize that you will not be alone. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), close to 50 million people plan road trips over Thanksgiving, with millions more making travel plans throughout the month of December. Follow these tips to help ensure you reach your destination safely:

  • Get your car serviced by a mechanic at least a week or two before your trip;
  • Make sure brake lights, turn signals, and windshield wipers are all functioning properly;
  • Pack emergency supplies, including bottled water, a blanket, flashlight, and jumper cables;
  • Make sure your cell phone battery is charged, and keep a spare charger handy; and
  • Plan your itinerary, and let friends know when you expect to reach your destination.

Reach Out to Us Today for Help

Despite your preparations, travel related accidents and injuries can still occur. Get the professional legal representation you need to protect your interests when filing a claim and contact Jachimowicz Law Group. Our dedicated San Jose personal injury attorneys can work aggressively to help you get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to for the damages you suffered. Call or contact our office online and request a consultation today.

Source:

http://www.sjpd.org/BFO/Airport/HolidayTravelTips.html

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