Truck Accidents and Bad Weather by anamaulida


									When weather conditions turn hazardous, the roads can become treacherous.
One fifth of all truck accidents are caused by hazardous weather
conditions such as heavy rains, hail, tornadoes, straight line winds, fog
and icy roads. Safe driving techniques employed during good weather are
inefficient in bad weather.Driving in adverse weather conditions means
driving extra cautiously and with greater attention to the road at
reduced speeds, while maintaining a safe distance between vehicles.Bad
Weather Driving TipsKeep your headlights onKeep a safe distance between
vehicles Slow down, it takes longer to stop on slippery, wet roads Check
your vehicles' antifreeze levels, wiper blades, headlights, tires and
battery before heading out, especially during hazardous weather
conditions Avoid unnecessary lane changes Keep both hands on the wheel
Avoid distractionsTruck accidents caused by adverse weather conditions
often have catastrophic results for other motorists. It is more difficult
to regain control of a truck sliding on a wet pavement than a passenger
vehicle. A collision between a car and a truck is fifty times more likely
to injure or kill the occupants of the smaller vehicle than the truck
driver.Eligibility for Financial CompensationIf you are injured in a
truck accident during hazardous weather conditions because a truck driver
failed to operate his big rig safely, you may be eligible for financial
compensation for your injuries. You may be financially compensated for
any medical expenses, your pain and suffering, lost income,
rehabilitation costs and any other expenses you had to incur as a result
of your accident. Protect Your Legal RightsIt is vitally important you
act without delay after an accident to gather essential evidence and
information in the event of future litigation and to be represented by an
experienced truck accident attorney who will protect your legal rights
and get you the financial compensation to which you are entitled.

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