Can Bad Weather Be Responsible For A Car Accident?

Common factors in fatal car accidents are inclement weather and adverse road conditions. However, if a motorist loses control of his or her vehicle and injures someone else in the midst of said conditions, he or she can still be held responsible for the accident. It is the driver’s obligation to proceed with caution if the roadway is wet and uneven. Proving the negligence of a motorist who lost control amidst inclement weather or adverse road conditions is difficult to do on your own. As such, it is best to work alongside an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal proceedings.

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Motorists often lose control of their vehicle during light rain. Quite recently, a 36-year-old man from Oceanside died on Thursday, March 6 in a multi-car collision, according to Fox 5 San Diego. The man was driving east on State Route 76 through the Fallbrook area in a 2000 Kia Sephia around 7 a.m. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the 36-year-old motorist was driving at high speeds when he lost control of his vehicle.

The perpetrator’s Kia swerved out of the eastbound lanes and into opposing traffic where it collided with a 2008 Nissan Altima. The collision spun the Kia perpendicular to westbound traffic. A 42-year-old motorist from Temecula in a 2003 Mercury Sable then broadsided the Kia. “It is not known at this time if alcohol or drugs played a factor in this collision,” said a policeman. “At the time of the crash, the roadway was wet, and there was light rain in the area.”

San Diego Injury Attorneys That Handle Car Accident Cases

Regardless of whether the motorist responsible for the accident was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he should not have been driving at a high speeds on a wet roadway. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent motorist, we can help. Frederick M. Dudek only accepts a small number of clients each year, so you can be sure that he will give your case his full and undivided attention. Our San Diego injury attorneys will fight tirelessly on your behalf to secure the full compensation that you deserve. For more information, call our firm today at (858) 530-4800.

[Did You Know: According to San Diego County, 2 to 3 a.m. has the highest average drunk driving accidents, so steer clear of the witching hour.]

Dudek Law Firm, APC—San Diego injury attorney

Source: http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/02/27/driver-killed-in-3-car-wreck/#axzz2vkmU4FQX, http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/phs/documents/CHS-SWITRS_Data_Tables_2010.pdf