Accident Recovery Team

Spring is on its way, which will bring not only warmer weather but also rain. This means there will soon be a greater risk of rain-related car crashes, possibly resulting in serious injuries or deaths. Even a light rain could make wet roads more dangerous. 

Why Wet Roads Cause More Accidents

Wet roads may contribute to an increased risk of getting into a car accident in a number of ways. Some of the ways rain affects the risk of car accidents include the following:

  • Reduced Friction: Rain affects the amount of friction between the car and the roadway. This makes it difficult for the driver to keep control of the vehicle.
  • Standing Water: If a roadway or section of the roadway is submerged or covered in water, this can make hydroplaning almost unavoidable.
  • Oil: Oils from tires and cars cause an extra layer of slickness, making it harder for tires to maintain traction.
  • Driver Visibility: Being unable to see the road properly due to heavy rainfall can make it difficult to know when to signal when to stop, and more.
  • Traffic: Drivers may slow down, leading to traffic jams, pileups, or increased risk of car crashes.
  • Old Tires: Old tires lack tread, and uninflated tires lack traction. Both of these preventable problems make it harder for drivers to control their vehicle on wet roads.
  • Driver Reaction: Drivers may over-correct or under-correct their actions while driving.
  • Vehicle Speed: Too much rain can make it difficult for drivers to gauge a safe driving speed. Speed is a factor in many motor vehicle accidents.

I Was In an Accident, Now What?

It’s important to follow the correct steps after you’ve been in an accident on wet roads. More information can be found on our website, but here’s a quick outline.

  1. Call the Police: Even if the incident seems minor, you need the case number provided by local police. 
  2. Seek Medical Attention: While you may want to wait a few days and see how you feel, don’t let too much time go by to see a doctor.
  3. Document Everything: Take pictures and videos of the scene. 
  4. Notify Auto Insurance: Insurance companies may recommend a Direct Repair Facility, but you may want to talk to other body shops first.
  5. Talk to an Attorney: The Accident Recovery Team has represented many clients injured in an accident. We have experience on our side, and we’re here to help you recover and get back to normal.

Accident Recovery Team is on Your Side

If you were in a car accident due to wet roads or other road conditions, contact the Accident Recovery Team today. We can help you file a claim against the responsible party and determine who that party is. While weather-related conditions are taken into account for car accident claims, they do not absolve a driver from their negligence. A trusted law firm can help you determine if slippery roads, a negligent driver, or other factors were at play in causing the accident.

To schedule a free consultation, contact one of our experienced attorneys. We only get paid when we settle or win the case. Recover from your injuries and have peace of mind with the Accident Recovery Team on your side.

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