Updated November 11, 2022
Accidents that happen in the middle of the night or on the weekend can be extra frustrating and nerve-wracking. Who do you call, and will anyone even pick up the phone if you do? You need reassurance that when you reach out to a personal injury lawyer they will get back to you immediately.
At Gary Martin Hays & Associates, there are three ways you can get in touch with our team:
- Give us a call. The fastest way to get in touch with our firm is by calling (770) 934-8000. Our overnight team will take down your information so that our attorneys can review it and return your call as soon as they get back to work in the morning.
- Contact us online. Fill out the free consultation form near the bottom of this page. All we need to know is your full name, email, phone number, and a summary of why you are seeking legal help. We’ll be in touch with you as soon as we’ve had a chance to review your message.
- Use the live chat feature. You may have noticed a chat bubble pop up in the corner of our website. This feature allows you to chat 24/7 with a representative of our firm and receive real-time assistance with any questions or concerns that you have.
One of the most dangerous times to be involved in an accident is at night. Due to reduced visibility, there is less time to react to road signs, sharp curves, vehicles swerving into the driver’s lane, or a person crossing the street. Secondary crashes can occur because other drivers fail to notice the accident scene until it’s too late.
Use caution when driving at night, especially between the times of 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Many night accidents tend to involve speeding, drowsy drivers, and drunk drivers.
Most fatal accidents also happen in the evening and late at night. Make sure to wear your seat belt. In 2019, 55% of drivers and passengers killed in late-night motor vehicle crashes were not wearing a seatbelt.
A car accident at night can make an intense situation even scarier. If your wreck happened tonight or last night in or near Atlanta, don’t hesitate to give us a call for help regarding your personal injury case.
The weekend — Friday evening through Sunday night — is the most dangerous time to drive according to data from the NHTSA.
Saturday is the deadliest day of the week, followed closely by Friday and Sunday. You are most likely to experience an accident between 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and between 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Sundays.
Drivers tend to be more reckless on the weekends. Shorter days, fatigue, blurry night vision, and impaired drivers pose risks to other people’s safety and health.
If you have been a victim of a car accident over the weekend, you don’t have to wait until Monday morning to contact a personal injury attorney. Give us a call or fill out the free consultation form on our website now to get started on your case.
Tens of millions of Americans travel the roads during the holidays. Many are driving long distances to places they don’t visit very often or have never visited before.
Peak holiday traffic congestion is heavier than normal. Drivers tend to be more aggressive and tired. Summer holidays are particularly deadly since people celebrate with long-distance parties and heavy drinking. Traveling is less dangerous in the wintertime, although bad weather can cause roads to become slick with water or ice.
The top five holidays that experience the most average crashes compared to other holidays are as follows:
- Memorial Day Weekend (Last Monday in May)
- Labor Day Weekend (First Monday in September)
- Independence Day (July 4)
- Father’s Day (Third Sunday in June)
- Cinco de Mayo (May 5)
On the other side, the top five least dangerous holidays to drive on might come as a surprise:
- New Year’s Day (January 1)
- New Year’s Eve (December 31)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Third Monday of January)
- St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)
- President’s Day (Third Monday in February)
Getting into an accident during the holidays is the last thing on people’s minds when traveling. People are excited about friends, family, food, and games. So when a crash does happen and you or a loved one are rushed to the emergency room, it can be a jarring and chaotic experience.
Our 24-hour injury lawyers are here to help. We can evaluate your case and determine if pursuing a personal injury claim for your injuries is in your best interest.
The most important advice we can give until you speak with an accident attorney about the specifics of your case is this: don’t sign anything from the insurance company or do not provide a statement to the insurance adjuster until you had a chance to receive legal counsel.
Seek Medical Attention
After a car accident, don’t wait and see if you have internal injuries or for intense pain to appear. Car accident injuries can sometimes take 24 to 48 hours or longer to manifest. The longer you delay treatment, the longer it may take to recover physically.
If you are injured late at night but aren’t taken by ambulance, find a 24/7 urgent care clinic or schedule an emergency appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. You may think you are fine but are actually suffering from symptoms that indicate a severe injury. Many people suffer concussions after a wreck but aren’t aware of their symptoms.
24/7 Personal Injury Lawyer
Gary Martin Hays & Associates is one of the fastest-responding law firms in Georgia. We know you are in pain and don’t have time to waste playing phone tag with a potential attorney.
If you are worried about the cost of hiring an attorney, don’t be. Talking to our personal injury attorneys is free, and we only work cases on a contingency fee basis.
There’s no reason to wait to get started on your case because the insurance company certainly won’t. If you need an emergency lawyer for a car accident involving serious injuries that happened at night, on the weekend, or over the holidays, contact our 24/7 law firm representatives now at (770) 934-8000.