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DOT reports over 1 million weather-related car crashes annually

Think your odds of dying in a tornado, hurricane or flood are high? In actuality, the experts with The Weather Channel warn that the risk associated with dying in a car accident triggered by one of these events is even higher than the risk of dying in all three of these extreme weather patterns combined.

How can extenuating weather circumstances trigger an auto wreck? A recent publication from the weather experts at The Weather Channel dug into this issue. A couple of the more common causes discussed in the publication that lead to these accidents as noted in include:

  • Visibility issues. One of the biggest factors contributing to these accidents is an inability to be able to see what's on the road.
  • Underestimating slickness. Even a little ice can cause big problems.

Drivers who are battling these conditions are expected to operate their vehicles safely. A failure to do so could result in a serious accident. If this happens, that driver could be liable for any injuries.

What if I am injured in a car crash? If you are injured in a weather-related accident, you are not alone. The United States Department of Transportation reports that poor weather conditions result in an estimated 1,259,000 car crashes every single year.

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury from a car accident, it is wise to contact a skilled personal injury attorney. Your attorney will guide you through the legal process and help you to gain monetary compensation. This compensation can help you cover the financial losses connected to the accident. Losses like medical bills and reduced paychecks due to missed work.

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