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Why Accidents Increase When It’s Raining

April 15, 2024 | Jany Martinez Ward
Why Accidents Increase When It’s Raining

Rain can create difficult conditions for even the most experienced drivers. There are times when, perhaps because of the extreme weather, it is better not to drive, but there are other times when, despite the rain, we must continue our daily activities.

At The Ward Law Group, rain is not an obstacle to always remaining in our community's service. That is why you should know you can get compensation if you have an accident in rainy or other weather-related conditions.

Remember always to take precautions. Even if the accidental event caught you by surprise, do not think about changing your plan. Instead, get the support of the best legal advisors in traffic accidents in Florida, and now with a newly opened office in New York.

Remember also that there is a technical aspect of your car that you should always check if you know you will be exposed to difficult weather conditions.

It is best to keep your car's maintenance up to date and check the condition of your tires from time to time to rule out any element that increases the chances of a difficult situation being solved. It is always best to mitigate as much risk as possible by taking precautions and avoiding driving when weather conditions do not allow it.

No one would ever think of driving at high speed while a hurricane is passing through. In those cases, it is better to follow the indications promoted by your city and get to safety. After the hurricane, there will be time to drive around the streets of Florida and enjoy the afternoon after the storm.

The art of keeping calm in a storm can also be deduced from biblical teachings. Whenever it rained, it stopped. It is time to take a break when we see that the weather is not the best for a ride in our car.

Understanding Why Accidents Increase in the Rain

Accidents tend to increase during rainy weather due to a combination of factors. The slick roads reduce traction, making it easier for vehicles to skid or hydroplane. Reduced visibility further complicates matters, as rain can obscure road signs, traffic signals, and other vehicles.

Additionally, drivers may fail to adjust their driving behavior to suit the weather conditions. Some drivers may continue to travel at high speeds or follow other vehicles too closely, increasing the risk of collisions.

Others may neglect to turn on their headlights or use their windshield wipers effectively, further impairing visibility for themselves and other drivers.

Furthermore, rainy weather often increases road hazards, such as potholes, standing water, and debris. These hazards can catch drivers off guard and increase the likelihood of accidents.

In summary, accidents increase during rainy weather due to reduced traction, impaired visibility, driver error, and road hazards.

Drivers must adjust their driving behavior, maintain their vehicles properly, and exercise caution when traveling in wet weather conditions to mitigate the risk of accidents.

Stay Safe on the Roads

In conclusion, navigating rainy weather requires caution, preparation, and adherence to safety protocols.

 By staying vigilant, maintaining your vehicle, and adjusting your driving behavior to suit the weather conditions, you can reduce the risk of accidents and ensure safer travels for yourself and others on the road.

 Remember, at The Ward Law Group, we're here to support you in seeking compensation for challenging weather-related accidents. Stay safe out there!

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Jany Martinez Ward

Jany Martínez-Ward is a Founding and Managing Partner of The Ward Law Group, PL, a Florida law firm representing victims of car accidents. She focuses her practice on providing legal representation to Hispanic clients that have become injured in a car accident as a result of the negligence of others. In 2018, The National Trial Lawyers Association recognized Jany as one of the top attorneys in the state and among the top 40 under 40 attorneys.


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