Nearly 50,000,000 people are injured in car accidents worldwide every year.
Nearly 1.5 million people are killed in those accidents. In the United
States, approximately 600 people are killed in automobile crashes every month.
Car accidents are frighteningly common—and they're far more likely to happen
in bad weather.
One of the leading causes of weather related car accidents are wet roads.
It may seem obvious that wet roads can be dangerous, but it is more than
water that can cause a car to slip right from the road. Many roads absorb
oil that leaks from cars as they drive by. When it rains, those asphalt
roads tend to cool and the oil resurfaces creating unexpected patches
of extra-slippery road. These are particularly dangerous to travelers,
and drivers should keep an eye out for dark patches on wet asphalt.
Rain can, of course, make seeing through a windshield more difficult—and
even when rain is relatively light and does not directly obstruct the
drivers line of sight, it can still pool and drain along sides of the
road only to be flung back at drivers as they follow behind larger vehicles.
It is these sudden and unexpected encounters with wet windshields that
often cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles.
Being aware of road conditions is an absolute must for anyone travelling
Pasadena's roads and highways and surface streets. We can be easily
lulled into a state of complacency around our driving as we pass along
the same streets day after day. This complacency is dangerous, and can
dull our situational awareness and reaction timing.
We at The Soileau Law Firm know that even the very best drivers have to
share the roads with the absolute worst. If you’ve been harmed due
to the negligent actions of another driver, you can have peace of mind
knowing we have
Pasadena personal injury attorneys ready to pursue your interests in a court of law.
Call today to discuss your potential case.