There are a lot of different reasons why motor vehicle collisions are likely to happen, from congested traffic to certain times of the day (and night) which are especially dangerous. Our law office is aware of the many hazards associated with hurricanes, which may also include an increased risk of traffic accidents happening in certain areas. For example, drivers may collide with another vehicle or veer off of the road because they are panicking and driving in a rush. Or, poor weather such as torrential downpour and heavy winds may make it very dangerous to drive during a hurricane. Unfortunately, many people do find themselves in this position, which can be life-threatening.
There are a number of hazards that drivers face during a hurricane, even if they do not live in an area that is directly affected by the natural disaster. For example, someone living in a neighboring state or another part of the same state may notice an increase in the number of fatigued and distracted drivers, especially those who may not be familiar with the local roads. Sometimes, people travel or even move to other areas in order to escape a hurricane, and this can lead to erratic behavior on the road and increase the risks associated with various risk factors.
Our law firm realizes that hurricanes and other natural disasters can be devastating enough, let alone when they cause other hardships to occur (such as a fatal traffic accident or a crash which leaves a victim with debilitating injuries). Feel free to browse through our blog to explore more on this topic.