In a perfect world, South Carolina drivers would spend their daily commutes enjoying sunshine and clear skies. However, inclement weather and dangerous conditions cannot always be avoided. In fact, almost a quarter of all vehicle crashes in America are the result of bad weather.
Researchers estimate that almost 1,235,000 car accidents occur each year because of adverse weather, according to a report from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). Additionally, these conditions result in approximately 418,000 injuries and 5,000 fatalities per year, according to the DOT.
To reduce your risk of being involved in a weather-related car accident, here are some safety tips that you can follow when driving in bad weather conditions:
Just like severe weather conditions, car accidents can’t always be avoided, particularly if another driver fails to adjust for the conditions outside. When a reckless or inattentive driver causes you harm, contact an experienced South Carolina car accident attorney for help.
With more than 50 years of experience and an extensive track record of successful settlements and verdicts, there is a reason why so many people have selected Jebaily Law Firm to represent them. Find out why by calling us to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you.
Jebaily Law Firm, is one of South Carolina’s long-established and well-respected legal practices. Located in Florence, S.C., we are trial lawyers focused on plaintiff litigation in personal injury, workers’ compensation, social security disability, and criminal defense. Established in 1969, we have more than 100 years of combined legal experience in protecting the rights of clients and advocating for the safety and well-being of South Carolina citizens.