Each year, as the sun goes down earlier and the rain and leaves fall, Washington State sees a dramatic uptick in the number of car accidents. Dried oil from the summer months is rained on, creating slick roadways and increased braking distance requirements. Unfortunately, this combined with reduced lighting and vision creates more dangerous driving conditions for Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, and the other areas in the state.
Dangerous Driving Conditions
Research shows that Washington is one of the most dangerous states in the country to drive in during the fall and winter months, as a result of the factors noted above. However, we know as well as you do that remaining home and avoiding the roadways is impossible, and thus many of us, including our team, will be out driving this fall and winter in these same conditions.
Take Extra Precautions
We recommend that drivers take extra precautions by allowing increased braking distance in front of them, and that drivers keep a watchful eye on what’s happening behind their vehicle. As always, our office discourages our clients and friends from texting while driving, which causes several collisions each year.
What to do if you get in a car accident
If you’re unfortunately involved in a car accident during these fall and winter months, please give us a call or chat in on our website. Each year, we handle thousands of car accident cases for the citizens of Washington State, making certain that all aspects of their personal injury cases and claims with insurance companies run as smoothly as they should.
We recommend against providing the insurance companies with recorded statements and descriptions of accidents without speaking to our office previously. We prefer to hold these in controlled environments, and more often than not, we are able to avoid them altogether. As always, the insurance companies will be building a case against the injured party to avoid fair payment of the victim’s personal injury case. Our job is to prevent just that, and achieve justice for you.
Give us a call if you’ve been a victim of the dreaded ‘accident season’ in Washington State. We can help. As always, we offer free, meaningful consultations, and if you choose to hire us we work on contingency, meaning we only get paid when we win your case. Reach out to us today to discuss your options.