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There are many factors that go into why a car accident happens. Drivers can control how they drive and what they are doing when driving, but they cannot always control other factors that result in car accidents such as bad road and weather conditions. All drivers should take caution when driving in adverse conditions because car accidents can cause injury to others. If you were injured in a car accident, you may want to contact a Johnston car accident lawyer.

What Types of Conditions Lead to Car Accidents?

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  • Time of day. Driving at night can be dangerous because visibility is reduced. Moreover, drivers should keep in mind that the average sunset time is shortly after 4 p.m. during the winter season.
  • Weather. Rain and snow can make roads slippery by making roads wet and mixing with oils on the road surface. This increases the distance that vehicles need to stop and also decreases visibility. Drivers should drive at appropriate speeds and follow other cars at safe distances.
  • Road surfaces. In addition to slick road surfaces, roads can be in poor condition or damaged from potholes, construction and high traffic.
  • Traffic signals. Driving in bad weather conditions can make traffic lights and signs difficult to see and cause accidents. In addition, some drivers might not see crosswalks and other road markers.

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What If I Was Injured In a Johnston Car Accident?

You should contact an experienced Johnston car accident lawyer so that they can work on your behalf. Doing so will avoid many mistakes that car accident victims make when attempting to seek compensation. For example, they do not realize that they have to be very careful in what they say to the other driver’s insurance company because their statements can be used against them. Also, some car accident victims, do not fully understand the consequences of signing documents or accepting payments. Lastly, filing a claim in court and understanding insurance terminology is complicated and the last thing an injured person wants to deal with.

Contact an Experienced Johnston Car Accident Lawyer

Johnston Car Accident Lawyer meeting clientIf you or someone you know has been injured a car accident, contact one of our experienced Johnson car accident lawyers located at 1395 Atwood Avenue, Suite 209F, Johnson RI 02919. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. No fees are received unless you win your case. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us at 401-490-3549 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out our contact form online.

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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