Scottsdale Thunderstorm Car Accident Lawyer
How a Lawyer Can Help After a Weather Related Car Accident
As Scottsdale car accident lawyers, we know that change in weather always seems to bring more car accidents, and with more car accidents means more people are injured. Fall weather means that people may be at greater risk of being involved in a car crash more often because of high winds and strong rains.
Although in Scottsdale, we mostly have sunny and beautiful weather, there are still times that we have high winds with excessive rain. Recent news reports have reported winds as high as 40 mph in some of the least windy parts especially in Northern Arizona. Here are some of the best ways drivers can stay safe during stormy weather:
- When you're unable to see through rain, dust, or sandstorms, pull off to the side of the road, out of the lanes of traffic, and turn off your lights.
- Slow down! Just because you can go the speed limit in rain storms and other stormy weather doesn't mean you should.
- Watch out for other drivers that aren't following the unspoken rules of the storm-soaked road.
Bad Weather Statistics and Arizona Car Crashes
Around 12,600 Arizona car crashes are reported by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) every year and these collisions result in a large number of injuries and fatalities. Around 825 people die every year as a result of their involvement in traffic collisions and more than 26.5 percent are killed in accidents that happen in stormy cases. Around 11.5 percent of injuries that are reported every year in statistical reports are the result of accidents that happen in storms. According to recent data, around 8,600 bad weather collisions result in property damage without causing any injuries or fatalities.
Reach Out to Our Scottsdale Attorneys
If you are involved in a serious car crash where bad weather is involved, you will likely need assistance from a knowledgeable car crash attorney. Many times the insurance company will try to blame the accident as "an act of God." When this happens, the insurance company can deny the claim altogether. We have seen it happen many times and have had to go to bat for our clients to show that it was not the rain that caused the crash, but the inattentiveness of the driver.
The lawyers at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. would help you get the justice you deserve by determining negligence on the part of the other motorist involved in the collision and using the information we gather to negotiate on your behalf. We would do whatever it takes to secure compensation for your injuries and medical recovery, vehicle repairs, lost earnings, and other related damages. For a free assessment of your case and help making your voice heard, contact The Husband and Wife Law Team of Alexis and Mark Breyer at (480) 422-5474.