When people are forced to drive in inclement weather, they must take certain precautions to reduce the risk of serious auto accidents. For instance, in addition to slowing down, drivers might need to give themselves more space to maneuver. Unfortunately, however, not all motorists adjust their driving according to the weather conditions, and these reckless drivers can cause devastating car accidents. If you have been hurt by a reckless driver in New Braunfels, the dedicated team at the Burch Law Firm can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Dangers of Driving in Adverse Weather Conditions
People from Texas know that the weather here can change quickly, and they must be prepared to handle their vehicles safely in rain, sleet, hail, high winds, and other adverse weather conditions. Inclement weather can lead to the following hazards, making it imperative for drivers to slow down and proceed with caution:
- Slick roads
- Decreased visibility
- Storm debris on roadways
- Increased stopping distance requirements
- Road defects caused or exacerbated by bad weather.
Reckless drivers who fail to account for bad weather are a danger to themselves as well as others on the road. However, they can be held responsible for any accidents they cause as a result of their error.
Contact a Reckless Driving Lawyer in New Braunfels
If you or someone you care about has been hurt by a reckless driver who failed to adjust to inclement weather, the attorneys of the Burch Law Firm know how to help. Learn more about your legal options today by calling us at 830-629-0955.
Troy Burch has practiced law in New Braunfels since 1990 representing residents of New Braunfels and the surrounding communities. Troy Burch graduated with high honors from Texas Christian University and from Baylor Law School.