Every year, there are an endless number of accidents and fatalities related to rain or storms.
Some of the common factors that may lead to an auto accident during a storm are:
Poor brakes. If a vehicle's breaks are not in proper working conditions they will be even less effective while driving under wet conditions. Braking distance will be longer.
Poor wiper blades. When driving in rain, especially in storms, poor wiper blades can make the difference between life and death. Make sure to keep yours in good working order.
Poor tires. It's easy to understand that bald or tires with little or no thread will not perform in rain and can cause serious auto accident injuries or death.
High speeds. Posted speeds are intended for clear weather conditions. When driving in rain, be sure to slow down to a reasonable speed according to the conditions. When in doubt, slow down.
Poor judgement. Yes, this one is a big one. Poor judgement on distance and speed. Poor judgment on visibility. Poor judgment on many fronts that can lead to injuries or even death in an auto accident in the rain or storms.
In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is injured, or even died as the result of an auto accident, please contact the Leon Law Firm immediately.
At The León Law Firm in Sugarland Texas, we have 20 years of experience and resources to properly investigate and handle personal injury cases such as auto accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, explosions, burns, and loss of limbs, deaths, medical malpractice and more. Over the years, we have tried and settled hundreds of cases on behalf of personal injury victims.