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Inclement Weather and Reckless Driving

Poor weather conditions such as rain, sleet, ice, snow, high winds, etc., can make driving much more hazardous. In these situations, drivers are responsible for adjusting their driving accordingly so that they can decrease the risk of accidents. Generally, one slows down and proceeds with more caution during adverse weather conditions, but unfortunately, sometimes reckless drivers choose to ignore these important responsibilities.

When reckless drivers cause auto accidents, they can be held legally accountable for their mistakes. The attorneys of Ritter & Associates can help victims of reckless driving accidents in San Diego fight for the full compensation they deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

Dangers of Adverse Weather Conditions

Driving in inclement weather is a challenge for many reasons, namely because it can present the following hazards:

  • Decreased visibility
  • Slick roads due to rain, sleet, or ice
  • Increased risk of hydroplaning
  • Obstructions in roadway due to storm debris
  • Increased stopping distance requirements
  • Road defects due to storm damage

Motorists who fail to take these dangers into account can cause devastating auto accidents, but those hurt by reckless drivers have the right to take legal action against the person at fault for their injuries.

Contact a Reckless Driving Attorney in San Diego

If you or someone that you love has been hurt in a car accident because another driver acted dangerously or negligently in inclement weather, the attorneys at Ritter & Associates may be able to help you. To learn more about the next steps you should take, contact us today at (619) 296-0123.

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