One of the leading causes of car accidents in Georgia is weather conditions.
From ice and snow to the world famous thunderstorms that occur in Atlanta throughout summer, weather affects how your vehicle performs on the road and increases your chances of getting into an accident.
Although Georiga is recognized as the Peach State, Atlanta’s rainy season, between April and August, leads to almost daily rainfall.
If you are involved in a car accident due to rainy conditions, call our Atlanta car accident injury Chiropractors for immediate treatment.
Weather Related Car Accidents
Even the most experienced and skilled drivers are affected by weather conditions.
The volume of rain that pours down during a typical thunderstorm can severely impair your visibility and cause the roads to become extremely slick. When combined, both considerations make up the perfect formula for creating car accidents.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately a quarter of all car collisions in the United States are caused by weather conditions.
The majority of such accidents are caused by slick conditions that exist during rainfall. About three-fourths of all weather-related collisions take place during a rain storm.
Of the car collisions reported throughout Atlanta in 2016, approximately ten percent took place during some kind of thunderstorm. The year prior, rain was responsible for nearly fifteen percent of all auto collisions that led to some type of personal injury.
Hydroplaning is one of the primary concerns when driving through slippery conditions, due to road conditions and poor drainage. Hydroplaning takes place when the water in the front of the tires builds up faster than the tire can disperse it.
The small layer of water separates the vehicle’s tires from the pavement, which prevents your car from being able to brake and turn correctly.
If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, do not react by stomping on your brakes or by making any sudden turns since it can cause your car to skid, possibly into another vehicle or off the road.
Tips for Driving in the Rain
As a Georgia resident or visitor, most people find themselves in some kind of rain storm during the spring and summer months.
Consider the following recommendations in order to protect yourself from being injured in an accident caused by slippery conditions:
- Drive about ten miles per hour slower than the advertised legal limit during a rain storm
- If you need to use your windshield wipers, you should also have your headlights turned on
- Keep warm to cool air on in order to defog your windshield
- Try to remain at least 20 feet or four seconds away from the vehicle in front of you
Our Atlanta Car Accident Injury Chiropractors Can Help You Recover From Any Type of Car Accident
If you are injured in an auto accident because of poor weather conditions, you may be able to receive some kind of financial compensation.
Receive the appropriate Chiropractic care you need for your injuries by contacting at AICA Atlanta immediately after your collision.
Just call us at (404) 889-8828 to schedule a consultation or an immediate examination.