Rainy Weather Car Accidents
- Crashed in the rain on a Miami-Dade roadway?
- Hurt in a highway accident in Broward County?
- Collided with a truck on a muddy rural roadway in Doral?
- Lost control of your motorbike on a wet Miami street?
- Had a car accident on the I95?
These are just some of the situations motorists face when it rains on highways, avenues, and streets.
Perazzo Law Personal Injury Handles Car Accident Litigation and Insurance Claims
The personal injury staff of Perazzo Law handling motor vehicle accidents in Miami-Dade and Broward County knows that driving a car, SUV, or truck carelessly or at high speeds can often lead to a car accident in or around Miami. The probability of a car accident increases when driving negligently on a rainy Miami roadway or down a flooded Miami street. When it rains, not only do Florida roadways and city streets become slippery, but visibility also becomes a factor which can result in a car accident. The Perazzo Law Firm's car accident attorneys know that car accidents in the rain don’t always necessarily involve other motor vehicles, but may involve motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians, or cause damage to public or private property in Miami. According to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Agency (NHTSA) and car accident reports from the Miami Highway Patrol, most car accidents occur when drivers operate their vehicles at high speeds in bad weather and most often at night or over the weekend. Perazzo Law knows that inexperienced drivers operating vehicles at high speeds in rainy roadways can result in their vehicles spinning out of control or flipping over, which may lead to serious personal injury or wrongful death. Motor vehicle owners in Miami are required by law to have insurance to cover damages or injury to victims of negligent driving. If you, a family member, or loved one suffered personal injury as a result of negligent driving, you have the legal right to claim for compensation for any injuries, property damage or loss by contacting Perazzo Law to handle your car accident claim in Miami.The Perazzo Law Firm Car Accident Attorneys in Miami provide best advice following a car accident on a Miami Highway.
Even though driving on highways is statistically safer than driving on Miami streets, the high speeds implied make motorists have to react more quickly and suddenly, causing them to crash in the rain. Even though the Florida Highway Patrol is most often quick to respond to car accidents that take place on Miami Highways, immediate action must be taken by either the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident or any passengers or bystanders. If possible, the driver or passengers (if any) should switch on the hazard lights and proceed to report the incident immediately, making sure to notify the authorities of any injured parties. Our Miami car accident attorneys highly advise against leaving the scene of the accident under any circumstances unless life threatening circumstances apply. Any injured parties should not be moved, as moving an injured person may lead to further injury. The injured party may only be moved if there is the threat of further injury or if the injured party’s life is in danger. Those accident victims capable of doing so should exit the vehicle and proceed to a safe place, either off the Miami street or highway shoulder. If possible, the driver or any passengers, should take photos of the accident scene when safe to do so and ask any witnesses for their contact information in the event of any future legal claims involving insurance companies. It's important to gather as much as information on the cause of the accident in order to determine negligence, especially if there is personal injury or property damage. The motorists involved should exchange the appropriate information such as vehicle registration, driver’s license, and insurance policy information when safe to do so after the accident.The Perazzo Law Firm Car Accident Attorneys advise on what to do if you crash in the rain or are involved in a car accident on a Miami Street or Intersection.
Even at slow speeds, a car crash may occur when driving along slippery or flooded Miami streets; basically because car brakes do not respond as effectively when wet and drivers may fail to detect bad road conditions such as potholes, obstacles, or curbs, all of which can cause motorists to lose control of their car and lead to personal injury. Many times, car crashes on Miami streets or avenues may occur when a motorist takes a sharp turn or switches lanes at high speeds, which may cause a car to spin out of control or sideswipe a parked car, pedestrian, cyclists, or other moving vehicle. When a person crashes his /her car on a Miami Street, the driver should turn-on the car’s hazard lights and pullover to the curb if possible. The proper authorities should then be notified, especially if there are injured parties as a result of the car crash. The motorists involved should exchange the appropriate information such as vehicle registration, driver’s license, and insurance policy information. After the incident is resolved with the proper authorities and any injuries are attended to, the driver that caused the accident should contact a personal injury lawyer for legal representation in the event of an insurance claim by the car accident victim.When to hire a Personal Injury Lawyer following a Car Accident on a Miami Highway
Given our professional experience representing clients that crash their car or are crashed into on Miami highways, we always encourage motorists and passengers to contact a Personal Injury Lawyer immediately after the police file their report and any injuries that require immediate attention are attended to. Many times, regardless of whether or not there are evident signs of personal injury, there may be consequential injuries that may take time to reveal themselves. Some of these injuries may include Brain or Spinal Cord Injuries as a result of sudden impact to the head or whiplash from a rear end collision. Furthermore, we advise Miami accident victims to seek representation in the event that the other party involved in the accident hires a personal injury lawyer to seek compensation for personal injuries or property damage; either privately or through their insurance provider.
If you have crashed in the rain or were crashed into or run-over by another vehicle, the Perazzo Law Car Accident Attorneys urge you contact to us to discuss your legal rights to compensation for your personal injuries, damages, or losses. We also urge car accident victims to contact us Online for a FREE initial consultation to understand where they stand with regards to PIP and insurance litigation.
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