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Weather Dangers: Ensuring You’re Ready

Weather conditions greatly impact one's ability to drive safely. Having your vehicle properly equipped to deal with harsh conditions is crucial to remaining safe while in a vehicle during dangerous conditions.

In this article, we will discuss ways to prevent accidents and also your options if the worst happens and you have an accident.

How to Prevent Weather Related Incidents

There are few key ways that you can mitigate your risk of a weather-related accident on your own. For instance, you can drive at speeds that correlate to the current weather. If it's raining or snowing, you should drive slower to prevent hydroplaning and finding yourself in a wreck.

You can also make sure that your vehicle is properly maintained. Having tires that are worn down or brake pads that haven't been replaced for long periods of time greatly affects the performance of your vehicle in adverse weather conditions.

Make sure to periodically have these two key components replaced to ensure that your vehicle can be controlled properly.

Another way to prevent accidents is to stay off of the road entirely. While a slight drizzle may not warrant you ending your commute, leaving your house for unnecessary trips during a snowstorm is dangerous.

Of course, in modern times we often have to face such conditions due to work or other responsibilities.

When you absolutely must travel during harsh weather conditions, follow basic safety precautions. Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles because your car will not stop quickly enough to prevent a wreck if you're too close to the car in front of you. Drive sensibly.

Who to Contact If You Do Get into a Wreck

Levine and Wiss is a personal injury law firm capable of aiding you with insurance claims, lawsuits for negligence, and other personal injury related cases. We are a New York based law firm and here to serve you during trying times.

With over 100 years of combined experience, our lawyers can help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries.

Call our New York car accident attorneys today at (888) 973-0344.