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The hot summer has arrived in Arkansas, meaning the days are longer, hotter, and sunnier.  Summertime is the time of year when we can enjoy the Arkansas outdoors the most!  However, there are common accidents that are more likely to occur in the summer that could result in serious personal injury to you or your loved ones.

Car Accidents

Most people would think that with the slick conditions of winter and its subsequent snow days that it would be the most common season for car accidents, but that is not the case.  According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day experiences a relative peak in auto accidents nationwide.  Drivers are at a higher risk of becoming involved in a car accident during the warm summer months than at any other time of the year.  There are several reasons for this, some of which are listed below:

Inexperienced Drivers

During the summer there are more teen drivers on the road, meaning there are more inexperienced drivers who are likely to cause auto accidents due to distracted driving.  According to a AAA poll, while ninety-four percent (94%) of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, thirty-five percent (35%) admit to doing it anyway.

Vehicle Equipment Failure

The summer heat can increase the chances of vehicle equipment failure, particularly with tires.  The hot summer roads can cause tires to expand, and even potentially explode, inevitably causing traffic accidents.

Construction

There tends to be more construction on the roads during the summer than other times of year.  It is very common for there to be detours, less traffic lanes and temporary signs or signals.  These scenarios create distractions and unfamiliar road conditions for drivers.  If there is a slight distraction, the risk of an auto accident increases.

Stay safe this summer, and if you have been injured or have had a loved one injured in an auto accident, you may be able to get legal compensation for your loss or injury.  A car accident can be a life-altering experience.  If you have been injured in an accident or suffered damages, the best way to ensure you are fairly compensated is to hire a car accident attorney.  Accidents happen, but that does not mean you have to suffer unjustly or suffer alone.

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