Spring is on its way and with it warmer weather and less icy roads. However, that doesn’t mean drivers should be less alert on the road. While we typically don’t see spring weather as dangerous as winter weather, we know as car accident lawyers that there are still some important hazards to watch out for.
Spring rain can be refreshing. It helps wake up the plants and liven up our surroundings. Just remember that roads are most slippery when it first begins to rain. This is because the rain water mixes with the grease and other contaminates on the road, making it extra slick. Watch for standing water to avoid hydroplaning.
With animals migrating back home, coming out of hibernation, and increasing in activity it’s important to be aware of them on the road. You don’t need us car accident lawyers to tell you the sort of damage a deer or elk can do to your car. Even small animals can cause you to swerve into much bigger obstacles.
Pedestrians and Motorcycles
Wildlife animals aren’t the only ones out and about with the warmer weather. Make sure you leave enough room to share the road with motorcyclists and be on the look out for joggers, children, or pets.
When the temperature drops, so does your air pressure. On the flip side, with warmer weather your tires risk being overinflated. Any car accident lawyers will tell you how important car maintenance is to road safety. Make sure you inspect your tires at the change of the season to make sure that they stay in good shape.
For many people, springtime means allergies. Make sure that you are aware of the side effects that your allergy medication has on you before you get behind the wheel. You don’t want anything to hinder your ability to stay alert on the road.
Spring is symbolically a time of new beginnings and hope. However, an auto accident can make it a time of stress and grief. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, let us know. Our team of car accident lawyers here at Robert J. Debry and Associates want to help you get the compensation that you need to recover and enjoy the rest of the year. Visit our website or contact us today.