Car accidents are not limited to a particular time of the year. However, many Ohio residents assume that driving is more dangerous in the winter and early spring due to snow and ice on the roads, or driving with limited visibility on darker winter evenings.
Yet motor vehicle collisions also happen in the summer and fall, and some causes of car accidents are actually more prevalent in the summer. The summer poses some particular dangers when it comes to motor vehicle collisions. Articles from Travelers Insurance and Nationwide help to explain why some types of car crashes happen with more frequency in the summer. I want to tell you more about these risks so you can avoid them.
Warmer Weather Can Put Your Car at Risk
Did you know that you can be more likely to have a tire blowout when the weather is hot? That is especially true if your tires are under-inflated or overinflated. You should be sure to get your tires checked regularly, especially if a tire warning light comes on in the summer. Your car’s engine can also be at increased risk of overheating when the temperature outside is hot and your vehicle is getting extremely hot in the sum.
Summer Glare and Visibility
Winter certainly brings visibility issues for motorists, but the glare of the sun at midday during the summer can also bring car accident risks. You should use the sun visors in your car, bring sunglasses with you whenever you are driving, and slow down if you are having difficulty seeing. Behave as a reasonable person would under the circumstances to avoid a collision.
More Motorcycles are on the Roads
Summer weather usually results in more motorcyclists on Ohio roads. If you are driving a car, make sure you know where your blind spots are, and always leave sufficient space behind a motorcyclist on the highway. You should remember that motorcyclists can be at risk of more serious injuries when they are involved in collisions with motor vehicles since they do not have any substantive protection.
Summer Construction Leads to Increased Highway Traffic
Construction often picks up in the summer, which also means more traffic. Avoid a collision with a roadside construction site by slowing down and paying attention to traffic patterns.
Contact Me for Help with Your Claim
Car accidents can happen at any time of the year, and they can result in very serious or life-threatening injuries. Whether you got hurt in a car accident this summer or you were injured at some point in a collision that occurred in previous months, it is not too late to talk with me about filing a claim.
As long as the statute of limitations has not run out on your case, I can work with you to file a car accident lawsuit against the at-fault driver who caused your injuries. You may be eligible to receive financial compensation that can help you to pay your medical bills and can make up for lost wages.
A negligent driver deserves to be held accountable, and I’ll Make Them Pay!® Give me a call today at 877.944.4373 to discuss your case and your options for seeking compensation.