Motor vehicle collisions occur at all times of the day, but certain periods, such as rush hour, can be particularly dangerous. During rush hour, many drivers are trying to get home after a long day at work. Drivers may be tired, or they may be frustrated as a result of a difficult day or congested traffic, which can lead to aggressive driving. Moreover, with so many cars on the road, the chances of something going wrong may be even greater. As a result, it is imperative to be especially vigilant during rush hour.
Unfortunately, some drivers get behind the wheel when they should stay off of the road due to fatigue or some other difficulty they are dealing with. Some people may not have slept very well the night before, and they may be very tired after an especially hard day at work. Moreover, rush hour can be frantic, with cars pulling out unexpectedly and drivers trying to speed in an attempt to avoid traffic jams. However, there is no excuse for reckless driving and those who cause an accident—at rush hour or at any other time—should be held accountable.
Sadly, rush hour accidents have claimed many lives, and many victims of these wrecks have sustained serious injuries. If you were recently struck by a driver during rush hour, it is important to examine the details of the accident closely and bring up any relevant aspects of the crash in court if you do decide to move forward with legal action.