Monday, April 2, 2012
Studies Show That Bad Weather Increases Accident Rates
Studies Show That Bad Weather Is Associated With
Higher Accident Rates
According to the California Highway Patrol, over 100 deaths and 8000 injuries occurred while it was raining. Here in South Florida, it rains quite often. Factor in the fact that South Florida is home to some of the most aggressive drivers in the United States, and you have a recipe for disaster! Weather conditions contribute significantly to the frequency of accidents in any place. For example, in places that experience snow, accident rates are generally higher during the winter.
A car accident can significantly change someone’s life. If you are injured in a car accident, you may have to miss work or possibly even lose your job. If your car is damaged, this can greatly limit your mobility. Tasks that were once simple, such as going to the grocery store, may become nearly impossible to perform due to lack of reliable transportation. We have no control over the weather, but we can certainly control the steps we take in order to protect ourselves after an accident. 411 Pain is a medical and legal referral service. No one can predict the weather, but by driving as safely as possible and having access to professional legal/medical resources, we can limit the toll a car accident can have on our lives in the unfortunate event that one does happen. If you or someone you know is injured in a car accident, call 411 Pain to see how they may be able to help.