Inclement weather increases the risk of car accidents due to poor visibility, bad road conditions and the reactions of other drivers. Accident risk rises especially when it is raining.
The Sacramento car accident attorneys of the Arnold Law Firm have put together information to help you understand the risks of driving in the rain and who is at fault if an accident occurs.
Rain impacts driving conditions, increasing the risk of an accident in many ways, including:
While rainy weather can contribute to an accident, drivers are ultimately responsible for controlling their vehicles appropriately, no matter what the weather conditions are. When motorists fail to drive safely for current weather conditions, they act negligently and put themselves and others in danger.
At-fault drivers may be held responsible for car accidents that occur in the rain. Insurance companies may try to deny such claims by blaming the weather conditions, but if the at-fault driver did not take appropriate safety precautions to prevent an accident, he or she may still be held liable.
Drivers may be held responsible for car accidents in the rain if they fail to:
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