Bad Weather and Driving Conditions

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As California prepares for large rainstorms, it is important to be aware of the additional driving hazards created by inclement weather. Motorists must be extra cautious when driving in rain: roads may be slick and flooded, visibility may be poor, and wind may blow debris into the road, just to name a few potential hazards. According to the United States Department of Transportation, approximately 21% of vehicle crashes annually are weather-related. Furthermore, a whopping 70% of weather-related crashes occur due to rainfall and wet pavement caused by rain.

When driving in rain, or any inclement weather, remember to be extra cautious and drive slowly: slick, icy roads impact movement and braking and heavy rain or fog can severely decrease road visibility. If weather is extreme, it is always a good idea to postpone a vehicle trip—even just around town—until conditions improve. 

If you or a loved one has been involved in a weather-related accident, please contact Kauffman and Associates for a complimentary consultation. No case is too big or small. We can help ensure you obtain appropriate medical care and receive the maximum financial settlement possible for your pain and suffering.