Accidents Happen in Bad Weather
It’s no secret that inclement weather creates a greater risk for car accidents. A significant number of automobile accidents resulting in injuries and deaths occur when bad weather results in wet, slippery, or icy pavement. Please use caution when traveling in dangerous conditions. If you are involved in an automobile accident, contact our experienced RI car accident lawyers to discuss your legal options.
In an average year in the US:
17% of all fatal car accidents
22% of crashes resulting in injury
25% of property-damage-only crashes
….happen while driving in bad weather or on slippery pavement.
That means there are about:
6,400 fatal crashes
424,400 injury crashes
1,080,600 property-damage-only crashes
…each year in bad weather.
Source: US Department of Transportation