Weather-Related Accidents in Orlando
Expert Car Accident Lawyers Serving Naples, Orlando, Miami & Beyond
Although it may be the Sunshine State, as Florida residents are well aware, we get our fair share of inclement weather. Heavy rains and wind can impair our ability to see the road, traffic conditions, and impair your vehicle's ability to brake in time to avoid a collision. Strong winds can cause hazards to blow into traffic and onto the roadways. Strong winds can also cause vehicles to drift unintentionally between lanes and cause travelers to drive faster than they realize.
It is in your best interest to speak with an attorney first to make sure you fully understand your rights and options before you speak with an insurance adjuster following a weather-related car accident.
Can Poor Weather Be Used as a Defense?
Poor weather conditions are not a valid defense under Florida law. If a person causes an accident, they are legally responsible for the accident regardless of the weather conditions at the time. It is important to take extra care when driving in inclement weather.
To help prevent weather-related accidents, our Orlando car accident attorneys recommend:
- Adjusting your speed accordingly during poor weather – Slow down whenever traveling in the rain or in windy conditions.
- Routinely inspecting your vehicle's tires – Daily wear and tear reduces the tread on your tires. The less tread on your tires, the less grip your tires will have in rainy conditions.
- Staying aware of vehicles around you – Leave extra distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front and around you. Poor weather conditions will impair not only your ability to see and react quickly but also the time it takes your vehicle to stop.
- Contacting a seasoned attorney – The Orlando car accident lawyers at The Trial Professionals P.A. if you have been injured in an accident due to bad weather driving.
At our firm, we have a team of dedicated injury attorneys that bring 100+ years of collective experience to the table. We are proud to represent clients from our offices in Naples, Orlando, Miami, Delray Beach, and surrounding areas.
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