Heavy Spring Rains Cause More Car AccidentsWritten on May 20, 2015
During the rainy season, wet roads wreak havoc on city drivers. We can’t get to work on time when it rains, and during our commute, on at least one of the highways, we drive by a car accident. With all the local traffic, we have to be on high alert when driving on these wet roads in Cobb County, Cherokee, or Fulton County.
Here are some tips for driving on wet roads. Please share these with all drivers in your home:
- On wet roads, drive slower. This seems like common sense, but when we are driving on the same route as we do every day, we can easily forget to slow down. If the surroundings are familiar, we may tend to drive like we always do, and forget to be extra cautious and slow down for the wet roads.
- Leave room between cars. The standard room between cars is one car length for every ten miles per hour. That seems like a lot when you are going over 40 miles per hour, but it isn’t when the roads are wet, and you need extra room to come to a complete stop.
- Be more alert to what is going on around you. When driving in heavy rains, you want to be on high alert and be acutely aware of what is going on around you. If someone in the next lane swerves over, you can possibly avoid it by just watching out ahead of time.
- Look ahead for flooding or large puddles that can cause temporary water blindness. If you know that there is a dip in the road ahead, be cautious and slow down and take note of how the car ahead of you passed through it.
- Try not to slam on the brakes. Being extra cautious and alert can make you edgy and want to slam on the brakes. Don’t do this on wet roads. It commonly causes skidding and loss of control in the vehicle.
What to do if You Are In an Accident:
If you are involved in a car accident, be sure to call the police no matter what the severity of the damage is. You will need a record of the accident. By the next day, you may be in pain in your neck or back and be sorry that you did nothing, but now it’s too late. You will also need a record for the insurance company. This is a must after an accident.
Get a “well-check” exam. There are so many reasons why it is a good idea to get an exam after an accident. You want to be sure that there is no nerve damage or deep tissue damage. Even small accidents can cause severe pain to your joints, neck, or shoulders. Migraines can start to occur when your neck is out of place, and this can effect your daily routine. You may not be able to pick up even light items if your joints and shoulders are damaged. There are so many scenarios and possibilities of injury, so we suggest that you get an exam after an accident, to be safe.
If you have been in an accident and are having trouble with the insurance company, the driver of the other vehicle, medical bills, or what to do next, call The Silverbach Group for assistance. We are experienced attorneys that can assist you after a car accident or bodily injury accident. We are here for immediate consultation and assistance. You can reach us at (770) 635-0334.