The Law Offices OfPhilip M. Tobin

Bad weather, reckless drivers and auto crashes

There are many different ways in which careless drivers cause accidents, whether they forget to pay attention to the speed limit or they foolishly decide to drive after drinking too much. However, reckless drivers can be even more dangerous at certain times, such as periods of low visibility or during inclement weather. For example, a drunk or distracted driver may be especially likely to cause a crash if there is dense fog or the roads are slick as a result of heavy rainfall.

From heavy wind and strong rain to fog, snow, ice and hail, there are all sorts of weather-related threats to be aware of while you are driving. Sadly, careless drivers are often less likely to be mindful of these risk factors while they are on the road, and the consequences of an accident they cause can be devastating. Our law office understands that for many car crash victims, daily life is extremely difficult. Some have given up hope, while others are in a great deal of pain (not only physically, but mentally and financially too).

If you were involved in a crash that occurred while the weather was poor, you may want to consider pursuing legal action against the driver who caused the accident (if another driver was to blame). Sadly, these wrecks occur many times during the summer, and more people will continue to be injured as well as killed in crashes that occur during poor weather conditions as a result of carelessness and negligent driving.

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