What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Driving in the Rain

Rainy conditions can increase your chances of being involved in a motor vehicle accident, whether there is a light drizzle or a major storm. Slick roads, overcast skies, and reduced visibility caused by rain or fog can all lead to major car crashes. It is very important for all drivers to know and practice basic safety protocol while traveling through overcast or rainy conditions.

If you have been injured by a careless driver or road defect, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your related losses. To learn more about your options, call Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Don Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

Protecting Yourself and Others

Keeping safety in mind while driving through rain can protect you and others on the road from catastrophic injuries. A few basic steps to follow include:

  • Maintain extra space between your vehicle and others. When roads are slick, it can take longer than usual to come to a complete stop. To reduce your chances of rear-end accidents or other collisions, keep at least one or two car spaces between yourself and other vehicles.
  • Slow down. Speeding can be dangerous in three ways: it reduces the time you have to react to changes in your environment; it increases the length of time it will take for your car to stop; and it increases the force of any collision you may experience. Drive more slowly than you usually would during sunny weather.
  • Avoid sudden braking whenever possible. This can cause your car to skid on wet roads. Begin to slow down at least several feet before you need to stop.

Unfortunately, drivers do not always take the precautions they should in rainy weather. If you have been injured by a reckless driver, our Jacksonville car crash attorneys can help you fight for compensation.

Contact Us

Jacksonville personal injury attorney Don Guthrie works hard to get justice for victims of other people’s negligence. To schedule an initial consultation, contact our offices today at 904-296-1088.

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