More than 45 million Americans plan to drive farther than 50 miles from their home during the Thanksgiving holiday. This represents a 3.3 percent increase from 2016, according to AAA.

With Las Vegas among the top-five holiday travel destinations in the U.S., Nevada’s roadways are likely to experience some congestion during the Thanksgiving weekend.

The experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers of Henness & Haight wishes you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. If you are injured in a car accidentwhile traveling during the holiday season, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Steer clear of holiday travel auto accidents with these travel safety tips:

Plan Your Trip Ahead of Time

An effective strategy to avoid auto accidents is to plan the route you intend to take before your trip. Preparing for your trip can help put you at an advantage in several ways, such as:

  • Knowing your total travel time to reach your destination; will allow you to plan enough time to reach your destination without rushing or compromising safety
  • Planning around peak traffic times in major cities along your route; avoid traffic and associated delays to arrive at your destination on time
  • Discovering construction along our route and other hazards that could add time to your travel
  • Identifying poor weather you may encounter on your trip and adding additional time to tra