Fall weather and traffic collisions

On Behalf of | Sep 15, 2017 | Serious Personal Injury

Often, drivers are well aware of the hazards that ice and snow can present on roads across the country. However, some drivers do not realize that slick roads from heavy rainfall are also extremely dangerous. In fact, a large number of the weather-related traffic crashes that occur are the result of rainfall, so it is vital for you to be mindful of the risks whenever you drive in the rain or shortly after it has stopped raining. We know how dangerous the fall can be for everyone on the road and far too many people find themselves involved in an accident during this time of year.

Motor vehicle collisions during the fall can be blamed on weather in many different ways. Often, this season can be wet and result in slick roads due to rain. However, other hazards involving weather can pose serious threats, such as severe winds. For example, if a storm with damaging winds causes tree limbs to fall onto the road, drivers could be injured or killed when they drive over the obstructions or swerve in an attempt to avoid the debris, colliding with a vehicle or another obstacle. Furthermore, there are other factors that can come into play during the fall. For example, an accident might be the result of parents rushing as they are trying to adjust to a new schedule due to their kids returning to school or participating in extracurricular activities. Moreover, drunk drivers may become more prevalent during Halloween and Thanksgiving.

After a traffic accident, it is pivotal for victims to go over their options, regardless of the season. If you go have a look at the part of our website that covers personal injury, you can read more info related to traffic crashes.