Avoiding Accidents in Severe Thunderstorms
Severe weather conditions can make auto collisions more likely and the collisions that do occur more severe, resulting in greater damages and injury to those involved. Fortunately, taking adequate precautions and proper care behind the wheel can do a great deal to mitigate the risk of these instances.
• Maintain Proper Speed Driving at a safe speed and proper distance from cars around you is crucial in dangerous weather. Many bad weather accidents can be avoided by following this rule alone.
• Maintain Equipment Make sure that your tires, wiper blades, battery, and headlights/taillights are in full working order. Also make sure that your headlights are kept on in heavy rainfall to maintain visibility.
• Be Cautious of Surroundings Recognize that in harsh weather conditions, other drivers’ behavior can be unpredictable. If your visibility is diminished or braking is more difficult, always assume that the same applies to them.
• Know When to Stop There are times at which it is best to simply pull over safely to the side of the road and wait until conditions improve.
Unfortunately, in trying conditions, sometimes even the most careful among us can be the victims of auto accidents. If you are the victim of an accident resulting from severe weather, your interests will be best represented by a firm that not only understands the law, but medical terminology, conditions, and procedures as well. To provide for your representation, contact Dover so that we can begin the process of getting you back on the road to recovery.
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