Protecting Yourself and Others to Prevent Frederick, MD Accidents in Inclement Weather

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Protecting Yourself and Others to Prevent Frederick, MD Accidents in Inclement Weather

Protecting Yourself and Others to Prevent Frederick, MD Accidents in Inclement WeatherHave you ever gotten behind the wheel and realized that the weather was so poor that you probably should have stayed home to prevent your need for a reliable Frederick, MD car accident lawyer?

Chances are at one point or another, many Frederick drivers have been faced with this type of situation. Whether faced with heavy rain, hail, snow, fog or black ice, the hazardous road conditions that almost always are the result of these can be extra dangerous for those on the road.

Have you been in a car accident and are unsure of where to turn?

Are you unclear regarding whether the driver who hit you may be held liable for their actions?

For accident victims, the period following an accident can be full of unknowns. When weather contributes to an accident, victims may wonder if the driver who caused the accident can be held accountable for their negligence. Cohen & Cohen has a car accident lawyer who is licensed to practice in Frederick, MD that can most likely help to answer your questions.

In the meantime, here are some tips that may help to protect you and prevent the need for a Frederick, MD car accident lawyer after driving in poor weather conditions:

Tip #1 Drive at a Reduced Speed

Regardless of the type of weather you may be faced with, during times of poor weather and/or road conditions, it is key for drivers to reduce their speed by at least 10 mph. Drive at a slower speed that feels comfortable for you. Drivers who are driving too fast take on a significant amount of risk. Not only does driving fast make it difficult to react or respond when faced with something hazardous, it can impact your ability to maintain control of your vehicle.

Tip #2 Do Not Turn Against a Skid

Intuitively, many want to slam on the brakes and turn in the opposite direction of the way in which the car may be sliding. By turning the wheel into the direction of the skid, you will have a greater ability to stop the car and maintain control over the vehicle.

These and the following tips are ones that may help you to avoid the need for a Frederick, MD car accident lawyer:

Tip #3 In Heavy Rain, Avoid Flooded Areas

If you live in an area that floods easily, have awareness around where to travel and areas you may need to avoid with your vehicle. Standing water, at times, may not look as deep as it actually is. The last thing you want is to ruin your vehicle because you have driven your car into deep water and flooded the engine.

Tip #4 Black Ice Can be Dangerous

Black ice is probably one of the most dangerous and hazardous of cold weather conditions. When driving, it can be incredibly difficult to spot. You may catch a glimpse of it shining on the road, but most drivers are not aware until it’s too late. Black ice can cause a person to completely lose control of their vehicle. Always make sure you slow down and keep a safe distance from other cars when you suspect black ice to be present.

Even though some accidents are unavoidable no matter how careful a driver you are, as much as possible, it is a good idea to drive with caution in inclement weather in order to avoid the need for advice from a Frederick, MD car accident lawyer.

Tip #5 Prepare Your Car for Bad Weather

Depending on where you live, the way you may prepare can look very different. Always make sure that your car is prepared for the road conditions in which you are about to drive. Make sure that you have good working windshield wipers, good tires, your headlights are in good working order, and that you have a first aid kit in your vehicle.

We are well aware that suffering a car accident can take a significant physical and emotional toll on a person’s entire life. With more than 25 years of experience in representing Frederick, MD area car accident victims, it’s no wonder our clients obtain the peace of mind they deserve when working with Cohen & Cohen Contact us today so that we can review your case and assess whether you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered.

For a highly rated Frederick, MD car accident lawyer, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation with no obligations.

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