This is usually one of the best times of year for numerous reasons. However, it can also be the most tragic. With all the functions, parties, and shopping, people tend to be on the road frequently. Moreover, drinking and driving is more common now than at other times of the year. Make sure you drive more defensively than normal. Leave yourself extra time for travel. Get a designated driver. If you plan on traveling in an area where snow will cover the roads, slow down. Black ice is invisible, so get off the road if you start to feel the car losing control. White outs can be so devastating that you actually cannot see a few feet in front of you. If you, a family member, or friend have been a victim of a holiday accident involving injury or wrongful death, we are here to help through these emotional times. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.