There are few people out there who don’t love spring. The people who don’t are probably from Springfield and would argue that spring in this area is too often a bad mix of summer and winter. With the beautiful weather that comes with spring also comes nasty weather. And in the midst of tornado season, it can be deadly.
The auto accident lawyer at Tolbert Beadle wants to help you stay safe while driving in this weather because it can be tricky. In today’s post, our auto accident lawyer will give a few tips to keep your car on all four wheels this spring.
Better Safe Than Sorry
While most people associate car wrecks in the spring with hydroplaning or sliding, one commonly forgotten problem in this area is flooding. Everybody knows that you should avoid driving through standing water, especially if it is running, but it can be hard to tell how deep the water is.
If you can’t tell, err on the side of caution. It is better for you to lose a few minutes and take the long way than for your car to get swept away or damaged by flash flooding.
Keep A Healthy Distance
Tailgating is always a problem on congested roads, regardless of the weather. And even when there isn’t rain or snow, people still get into wrecks because they are driving too close. So when it is raining, it is especially important to stay cautious and keep a good distance between you and the car in front of you.
Even when it isn’t raining hard, it can be difficult to judge how much pressure you can put on your brakes before you start sliding. And as we all know, once you start sliding, it’s almost impossible to stop before you reach the car in front of you. Keep your distance if you want to stay out of the office of your auto accident lawyer.
Know Your Surroundings
One great way to avoid car accidents in bad weather is to drive on roads that you know and/or are less difficult to drive. When it is storming heavily, or even just raining heavily, always avoid back roads and routes with valleys, especially if you don’t know the backroads. Those roads are often volatile and without an intimate knowledge of them, you may be forced to make split-second corrections, which can leave you in need of an auto accident lawyer.
Contact Our Auto Accident Lawyer Today
You can do all that you can to avoid wrecks during spring storms, but sometimes, they are unavoidable. If you have been in a wreck, make sure to give Tolbert Beadle a call so that you can talk to our auto accident lawyers. We will work to make sure you are well represented and being treated fairly. Contact us today at 1 (800) 887-4030 or get in touch with Tolbert Beadle online for more information.