When bad weather strikes, the chances of getting into a car crash significantly increase.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHA), reports that over a ten-year period inclement weather accounted for nearly 20% of weather-related collisions. These accidents resulted in serious injuries and fatalities.
Who’s Responsible in Car Accidents Caused by Weather?
When the weather is bad, motorists can still be held responsible for any accidents that they cause as a result of negligence. When someone drives too fast for road conditions, is distracted while driving or is simply not paying proper attention the bad weather crash may be caused by their own negligence.
Liability is Determined in a Weather-Related Accident
When a car accident occurs during bad weather the case is studied to determine liability.
Some factors to consider:
- Rate of driver’s speed
- Accelerating speed while making a turn on a slippery pavement
- Malfunctioning of lights
- Not leaving enough distance between other vehicles
- Could the driver have avoided the accident?
Injuries in a Serious Rhode Island Car Accident
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