The arrival of fall means we’re transitioning from the hot and humid Kentucky summer days into the rain and wind of autumn. There are plenty of chores to be done at this time of year, from raking the yard to weatherproofing your home, but one area that you shouldn’t neglect is automobile maintenance.
Bad weather is one of the leading causes of accidents on Louisville roads. Don’t let the bad weather get to you by taking a few simple steps in preparation. Simple maintenance like waterproofing your windshield and installing new wipers can go a long way. Other actions include making sure all lights and blinkers are in full working order and that you have new brake pads installed and weather-appropriate tires. If you’re unsure of whether or not you need new brake pads or tires, a local mechanic should be able to take a look and give you an opinion on the matter. While you might have to pay for the diagnostic at some shops, there are definitely others will let you know how your brakes and tires are looking for little to no cost.
Unfortunately, many drivers aren’t prepared to deal with the bad weather, creating an increased likelihood that they will be involved in a collision. On top of that, poorly maintained roads, fallen trees, and other road hazards caused by storms could definitely play a huge factor in whether or not an accident is likely to take place. Remember, in all accidents where inclement weather was involved in causing the accident, it’s important that all details of the crash are examined to determine exactly who was at fault and who can be held liable for injuries resulting from the incident.
If you have been the victim of a vehicle accident during a storm, you might think that there’s no one to blame but bad luck. But the reality is that reckless driving and negligent road maintenance can’t be excused by bad weather. Any party responsible for having caused your accident, whether it’s another driver, a commercial vehicle, or a dangerous road condition that a local municipality failed to properly fix in a timely manner, should be held liable if their actions (or lack thereof) contributed to you sustaining injuries and property damage.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a Louisville car accident, don’t let bad weather stand as an excuse. Contact the legal team at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC Injury Lawyers to learn about your rights and gain a detailed understanding of what you should expect. In this difficult time, it’s critical that you have an advocate who will fight on your behalf and help you to achieve a favorable outcome in your car accident case. Contact us today at (800) 937-8443 to schedule a free consultation.