There are many autumn driving hazards to look out for this season, and knowing what to avoid could potentially help you avoid an accident. Unfortunately, you cannot guarantee that every other driver out there is going to be as careful as you. So watch out for these common driving hazards, and know that you can contact our New Jersey car accident lawyers if you do get into an accident this season.
What Are Some Autumn Driving Hazards to Look Out For?
There are many autumn driving hazards that can contribute to accidents. Some to watch out for include:
Shorter days: Your commute might now be taking place at night. Take it a little slower than usual, keep an eye out for obstacles, and make sure that your car’s headlights and other safety equipment are in working order.
Sunsets and glare: These shorter autumn days might also mean that you have to drive home while the sun is setting. This can cause glare that blinds you and other drivers. Keep people their space and keep your sunglasses nearby.
Plunging temperatures: Colder weather can make it easier for ice to form on roads. Drive carefully and try to avoid speeding.
Wet leaves: The changing fall leaves are beautiful, but they can be dangerous when they get piled up on the road. Slippery leaves could increase your stopping distance or affect your control of your vehicle.
Wild animals: Some animals are out and about now that a new season has come around. Deer are an especially big hazard to look out for. If you see one, you can be sure that a few more are around.
Can Someone Else Still Be Blamed When Autumn Driving Hazards Cause Accidents?
Yes, you can sue someone over an accident even if one of these autumn driving hazards helped cause it. If you think that another driver was negligent or driving recklessly, then they need to be held accountable. We can help you pursue compensation.
What Should I Do After an Accident?
After your accident, it is important to pull over somewhere safe and take some steps to protect yourself and preserve evidence. You should:
- Call the cops so that they can fill out a report
- Photograph the accident scene, the damaged vehicles, and any hazards that contributed to the accident
- Exchange insurance info with other drivers
- Get the medical assistance you need
Keep copies of everything relating to the accident, like repair estimates or medical bills. We can use these to help you build a personal injury case.
Talk to Our Legal Team Today
If you get into a car accident and believe that someone else’s negligence was to blame, then you may have a personal injury case. Contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC and schedule your free consultation. We can tell you more about the potential value of your case and what our attorneys can do to assist you.