How to Prevent Car Accidents During Rain

The road is already dangerous for cars and trucks on a normal day, as accidents can happen all the time due to factors such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and reckless driving, but matters can become more dire when there’s poor weather conditions. Rain can create treacherous driving conditions and cause plenty of accidents, all of which can be avoided if drivers keep some tips in mind.

Causes of Accidents in Rain

Driving during heavy rains or thunderstorms can be a gamble when there are plenty of risks you’re taking.

Risks include:

  • Hydroplaning
  • Slippery mud
  • Lightning
  • Slippery road surfaces
  • Flooding
  • Loose debris on the road

Rain can also create fog and mist that make it difficult to see while driving, which can also result in accidents if you can’t see the car in front of you braking, for example.

Driving Tips

It’s not impossible to drive in the rain without risking your life and the lives of others.

Keep the following tips in mind:

  • Slow down while driving: By slowing down, you can easily brake without hydroplaning or hitting the car in front of you.
  • Turn on the radio: Your radio may issue emergency information if the weather conditions worsen in your area.
  • Use headlights, not high beams
  • Routinely maintain your lights and windshield wipers: You don’t want to find yourself in a rainy situation where your windshield wipers can’t adequately keep your vision clear.
  • Avoid standing water and puddles
  • Avoid driving in thunderstorms completely

Seeking Full & Fair Compensation for Victims

At Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C., our lawyers are devoted to upholding the rights of car accident victims’ to compensation for their injuries. No matter if your injuries are minor or your case is seemingly complex – each and every person deserves to seek justice if they’ve been harmed because of negligence. You can trust us to gather the evidence and make the strong case needed to help you get back on your own two feet. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay your bills when your primary focus should be on getting better.

Call Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C. at (770) 629-0154, or contact us online if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Our lawyers have decades of experience in helping car and truck accident victims achieve compensation for their injuries by holding negligent parties responsible for their actions. We build strong cases for clients, and remain by their sides from start to finish so they know they’re never alone.