With poor weather comes an increased risk of car accidents, especially when reckless drivers fail to adjust their driving to accommodate for hazards associated with adverse weather situations. Motorist should pay attention to changing road conditions, slowing down and giving themselves more room for dealing with issues such as high winds or slick roads. However, if reckless drivers ignore these responsibilities, leading to an auto accident, they can be held accountable for the damages caused by their poor decisions.
At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., we believe that Austin drivers who recklessly ignore and disobey traffic laws and common rules of the road should be held liable for any accidents they cause. Our lawyers can help you fight back if you have been hurt by a reckless driver in the Austin area.
Dangers of Driving In Adverse Weather Conditions
Inclement weather calls for motorists to adjust their driving accordingly, but many drivers ignore this need for increased care and attention. Failing to adjust to inclement weather can have terrible consequences, as poor weather can lead to the following dangers:
- Lower visibility
- Storm debris in roadway
- Greater threat of hydroplaning
- Road defects caused by adverse weather
- Slippery roads due to ice, sleet, snow, or rain
- Increased braking distance requirements
All of these issues can make driving much more dangerous. If drivers fail to account for and adjust to the bad weather, they may be held legally responsible for any accidents caused by their recklessness.
Contact a Reckless Driving Lawyer in Austin
If you or someone you love has suffered in a car accident because of another person’s reckless driving or driving errors, the attorneys of the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., may be able to help you fight for compensation for your losses. Contact us today by calling (512) 710-0931 to learn more about your legal options.