Slippery road conditions can occur because of fallen rain on a roadway, ice, snow, sleet or many other reasons. If you have been injured in a crash that occurred due to slippery driving conditions, you will want to contact an experienced car accident lawyer at Ponton Law as soon as possible.
Accidents Can Happen at Any Given Moment
Ever-changing weather patterns can lead to slippery road conditions at any given moment. But how can drivers stay safe while traveling on the road? One suggestion is to simply slow down. Drivers can keep themselves and others much safer if they take their time when traveling in inclement conditions. Even just a small amount of rain can lead to a catastrophic crash if a vehicle is traveling at high speeds. This is because the roads are often filled with other debris and liquids, such as oil, that can lead to a very slippery mix when combined with rainfall.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash, we can help. Please contact us online or call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507 if you have been hurt in an automobile accident.
The Hazards Associated With Wet Driving Conditions
The Federal Highway Administration notes that almost one-fourth of all automobile collisions that occur throughout the nation are related to some type of weather event. Many take place on wet pavement and nearly half of those crashes occur when it is raining.
There are a number of hazards that drivers may face when it is raining, including decreased visibility, hydroplaning, brake failure and decreased tire traction. It is important to note that Georgia law requires everyone operating an automobile to use their headlights when it’s raining or at any other time where it may be difficult for other drivers to see an automobile or pedestrian from at least 500 feet away.
What Should I Do if I Have Been Involved in an Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured, call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507. You will also want to consider doing the following:
- Get a Medical Evaluation. Getting a complete medical examination from a qualified medical professional is critical after a slip-and-fall accident.
- Take Pictures or Video of the Accident Scene. Being able to show a judge or jury the conditions that led to your injury can be critical to getting full compensation. Consider taking pictures of the slippery roadway conditions or having someone record the scene on your behalf.
- Get Witness Information. Witness testimony can be critical to getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you are able, get the contact information of anyone who may have seen the accident and can speak to the slippery conditions that were present at the time of the crash.
Why Should I Choose Ponton Law to Represent Me?
All drivers must operate their vehicles in a safe manner at all times -- but especially when road conditions may not be optimal. Attorney James Ponton is dedicated to his clients’ well-being. The legal team at Ponton Law will take the time to understand your unique situation and work hard to get you the compensation that you deserve. Call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507 and let us help you with your case.