According to the Sun Sentinel, more drivers will be out on the road over the Labor Day holiday weekend than in the previous year in Florida. According to the travel group AAA, Florida should see less of an increase in travel over the holiday weekend than the nation as a whole. Regardless, you can expect to encounter more traffic than you’re used to during the holiday.

AAA reports that 3.9% more or an extra 1.6 million Floridians are expected to travel the highways compared to Labor Day in 2009. What does this mean to you?

It may mean you’ll want to plan to time travel to avoid heavy traffic. On a less positive note, the extra traffic means there’s a greater risk you could be involved in an auto accident.

Even the most careful drivers find themselves involved in accidents on the road. If you’re involved in an accident and you’re injured, don’t take the “wait and see” approach regarding insurance claims and monetary damages. In Ft. Lauderdale, the best approach is to contact an auto accident attorney right away.

Residents of Broward County can count on a specialized auto accident attorney for help with navigating murky insurance claim waters. Although you must report your accident right away, don’t count on your insurance company to offer you the best possible settlement for your claim. Remember insurance companies after all are businesses, and paying out large sums of money isn’t how they earn a profit.

Odds are you and your family won’t experience any difficulties with Labor Day related travel. But if the unthinkable and unplanned accident does occur, be prepared to contact an attorney in Ft. Lauderdale who specializes in auto accidents. This will ensure your best possible success at receiving the financial compensation you’re entitled to and deserve.