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Advance Preparation for Inevitable Driving Conditions

accident caused by bad weather, accident due to weatherMany factors contribute to the risk of being involved in a collision such as distracted driving, driver skill, speed and the environment.  This time of year, dangerous driving conditions such as slippery roads, snowstorms, and low visibility should be expected to happen suddenly.  However, many Wisconsin commuters still find themselves ill prepared when bad weather arrives.  There’s nothing worse than getting caught in a snowstorm before snow tires were put on, or finding yourself stranded in the freezing rain without operational wipers.  Worse yet, you are in an auto accident due to something that should have been prepared for in advance.  Not every accident can be prevented, but there are some things that can be done to prepare for driving conditions before they arise.  It’s also important to have an emergency plan, especially in the event that there is a collision that causes injury to you, your passengers, or other drivers.  Precautionary actions and emergency planning can keep you and your family as safe as possible.  Here are a few suggestions and reminders:

  • Emergency Contact Information Inside Vehicle
  • Roadside Assistance Information Handy
  • Phone & Charger Ready to Go
  • Driver License, Proof of Insurance & Vehicle Registration
  • Spare Tire, Jack, Tire Iron, Security Key & Tire Gauge
  • Jumper Cables & Operational Flashlight
  • Warm Clothing Including Gloves & Blankets
  • Winter Car Maintenance Including Anti-Freeze & Wiper Check
  • Allow more time for commuting!

Weather Related Accident Attorney

Lack of preparation can lead to driving to fast for conditions, breakdowns and additional hazzards.  Environmental factors such as bad weather can lead to low visibility and slippery roads.  A normally responsible driver may be more suseptible to becoming involved in an auto collision if precautionary actions are not taken.  Weather-related auto accidents can result in property damage, serious injury, or even death.  If you are involved in a crash, contact Action Law Offices for legal guidance and representation for your personal injury case.

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