car driving in the rain

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Rainy days can be great—when you’re curled up on the couch with a cup of tea. But what if you’re out on the highway? Wet pavement is one of the leading causes of car accidents and related injuries. The stress alone from driving in wet conditions can contribute to accidents. But you can minimize your risk of being in a rain-related car crash by following our easy tips.

1.    Focus

You’ve probably gone on “auto-pilot” while driving in the past—nearly everyone does. You’re watching the road, but you’re actually thinking about what you’re going to do when you get home, singing along to the song on the radio, or are otherwise mentally occupied or distracted. When it rains, it’s important to stay focused. Vehicles will be moving in unexpected ways, including your own, and you need to be ready to react—not daydreaming about your weekend plans.

2.    Turn on Your Headlights

Not only is this good advice, it’s also the law in many places. If it’s dismal out, you should have your headlights on.

Accidents happen. But when someone is negligent, and it results in an accident or injury, they are responsible for making it right. Having an experienced Denver car accident attorney advocate for your rights can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Bell & Pollock P.C. Accident & Injury Lawyers are on your side. Call us today at (720) 613-6736.

3.    Minimize the Risk of Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is one of the more frightening things that can happen when driving in the rain. To avoid it, make sure your tires aren’t worn down. And if you do start to hydroplane, slowly let off the gas and gently steer straight, or if you are spinning, turn into the spin. This will help prevent your car from overturning.

4.    Don’t Rely on Cruise Control

On many highways, the use of cruise control is a great option on dry days with good visibility. It’s not a wise choice when it’s rainy, especially if you begin to hydroplane.

5.    Slow Down

Speed limits are maximums, and they are intended for optimal driving conditions. It’s perfectly fine to slow down when conditions are less than optimal.

The consequences of car accidents often go far beyond requiring immediate medical treatment. Your property has been damaged. You may have long-term or permanent injuries. Even your ability to hold a job can be affected. You need a Colorado personal injury lawyer that’s ready to advocate for you. Bell & Pollock P.C. Accident & Injury Lawyers can help. Call us at (720) 613-6736.