What To Know About Driving In Adverse Weather Conditions In FloridaTampa Bay Legal News
Hurricane season is well-known by residents of the state for having excessive rain, high winds, and resulting flooding and just overall hazardous conditions. Hurricanes bring destruction and devastation throughout the state and it is advisable not to be driving when these adverse weather conditions reoccurring. Even though the state warns residents and visitors to stay off of the roads, sometimes conditions exist where driving is unavoidable.
Driving in hazardous conditions increases the risk of accidents immensely. Wet, slick roads with high winds are very difficult to navigate. It is quite easy to lose control of your vehicle and crash with other vehicles on the road. If you have to drive during these dangerous conditions, make sure to use caution, stay alert, and take it slowly. If you are on the road with other drivers and someone loses control of their vehicle hitting you and causing you injury, get into contact with the effective Tampa personal injury lawyers at Fulgencio Law.
What Are The Common Causes Of Florida Bad-Weather Accidents?
Anytime you are in a hurry whether it be in bad weather or during the most beautiful weather you are likely to speed and driving at excess speeds. It is estimated that 30% of all fatal accidents in the country are a result of speeding. During inclement weather conditions, it is expected that you adjust your driving behavior to account for the difficult operation of your vehicle and the diminished visibility you have while driving. If you fail to do so you increase your risk for an accident.
There are many behaviors that account for how a driver behaves whether it is pure recklessness, inattentiveness, or negligence if you take any of these irresponsible behaviors and pair them with adverse weather conditions you have a serious problem about to occur. Florida is known for sunshine but our state is also inflicted with very bad weather and when it arises, the most common causes for accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving faster than the weather conditions such as high winds or excessive rain warrants
- Worn-out tires
- Not watching the road
When you absolutely have to operate your vehicle during adverse weather conditions, it is imperative that you do the following:
- Never take your eyes off of the road
- Don’t text, answer phone calls, make phone calls, or use your phone in any manner
- Obey all rules of the road and road signs and signals
- Drive slowly
- Be on the look-out for debris and other obstacles on the road
- Use hazard lights if necessary
- If you have to take your eyes off of the road, find a safe location to pull off of and do what you need to do when your vehicle is not in motion
Where Can You Find A Florida Traffic Accident Injury Lawyer?
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault where you or a loved one sustained injuries, the Tampa personal injury lawyers at Fulgencio Law will fight to protect your legal rights.
Fulgencio Law proudly serves victims who reside in Hillsboro County, Sarasota, Manatee, Pasco, Polk, and Pinellas Florida. There is a three-year statute of limitations to file, so don’t delay in bringing your case to our team.
Call the Tampa medical malpractice injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law today at (813) 463-0123.