It would be an understatement to say that poor weather conditions make it difficult to drive and cause a lot of car accidents. The simple rule of thumb is that when in doubt, slow down. Bad weather creates diminished visibility and traction, and driving with obscured vision leads to traffic violations like tail-gating, improper turns or lane changes, and running stop signs. Traffic violators often blame an accident on the weather, but the fact is that such accidents would have been avoided at a lower speed. How much you need to slow down is a subjective matter, so drivers involved in accidents resulting from failing to drive slowly during poor weather conditions often end up arguing in court.
Have you or a loved one been involved in an accident because of failure to drive slowly in bad weather? Contact an automobile accidents attorney in your area today and find out what kind of legal options you have.
This last one is relevant because timid drivers tend to slow down too much in bad weather. This can encourage other drivers behind them to change lanes and try to pass the slow vehicle ahead. This can be dangerous in bad weather, and the timid driver could be could be held partially responsible for a resultant accident.
But the main guilty parties are the speeders. Apart from the basic threat of skidding, the extra speed in bad weather reduces their vision and ability to see stop signs and other traffic signs, and they can drift into other lanes without realizing it.
Have you or a loved one been victims in an accident caused by failure to drive slowly in bad weather? Contact an automobile accident lawyer in your area today and discuss your legal options.