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Let an Attorney from Banafshe Law Help After a Bad Weather Accident 

According to the United States Department of Transportation, inclement weather is a contributing factor in approximately 21% of car crashes. This means that the accidents occurred during poor weather conditions or on rainy or slick roads. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision, you need the skilled representation provided by Banafshe Law Firm, PC, a car crash firm

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Common Types of Inclement Weather Impacting California Car Accidents 

Thankfully, the weather in California is generally sunny and mild. However, there are inclement weather conditions that the team of attorneys at our car crash firm encounters in car accident cases more often than others, including:

  • Rain can contribute to car crashes by decreasing visibility. It also makes the roadway slick and causes motor vehicles to lose traction. Losing traction can cause a car to slide and the driver to lose control.
  • Fog can cause a driver to lose visibility and the ability to judge distances accurately. 
  • High winds can affect the stability of motor vehicles, especially those with high centers of gravity, such as SUVs, large trucks, and campers. High winds can also blow debris such as tree limbs into roadways or directly onto motor vehicles, causing the driver to lose control.

How to Avoid a Bad Weather Accident

Many drivers in California don’t know how to best avoid accidents that are caused by rain. The following are tips from our car crash firm on ways to prevent an accident caused by rain and other types of inclement weather. 

  • Replace Windshield Wipers: The importance of having well maintained, clean, working windshield wipers cannot be underestimated. A windshield wiper that has dirt trapped beneath it can scratch the windshield and reduce visibility. Old windshield wipers can also have dry rot or become worn due to age. When this happens, they are not effective in removing rain from the windshield. It is suggested that windshield wipers be replaced every 6 to 12 months. 
  • Replace Tires: Worn tires have a harder time gripping the road when it rains and may cause a motor vehicle to slide on the roadway. 
  • Slow Down: Bad weather means it is time to slow down so that you will have time to react should anything happen. Also, the slower you are traveling, the less likely you will suffer a severe injury in case of an accident. 

Speak With an Experienced Car Crash Firm to Recover Compensation 

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident due to bad weather conditions, seek counsel from our car crash attorneys. You can contact us at 1-800-789-8840 or on our contact page for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 and se habla espanol. Our auto accident attorneys are skilled and experienced litigators who pride themselves on being zealous advocates for their clients. Let us put our years of experience and legal know-how to work for you.