What Are Dangerous Road Conditions During the Springtime?

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The seasons do not change much throughout the state of Florida. Even still, the springtime may come with certain driving conditions unprecedented at any other time of year. Read on to discover the dangerous road conditions that may pop up during the springtime and how a seasoned Tampa auto accident lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can help you recover after being exposed to these elements.

What are examples of dangerous road conditions during the springtime?

You may not have to worry about snow or ice cluttering the roads during a Florida winter. In turn, you may not have to worry about snow or ice weakening the pavement and creating potholes throughout the roads once spring comes around. However, there are other dangerous road conditions during the springtime that you must look out for. They read as follows:

  • During the springtime, the sun may be right in a driver’s line of sight during dawn and dusk, causing temporary blindness while driving.
  • During springtime, many young drivers may be out on the roads traveling for spring break, causing drunk driving or other careless accidents.
  • During springtime, more pedestrians may be out and about with better weather, causing an accident when jaywalking or acting carelessly at an intersection.
  • During springtime, more motorcyclists and bicyclists may be out on the roads with better weather, causing an accident when within a motor vehicle driver’s blind spot.

What should I do if I am exposed to such dangerous road conditions?

No matter what dangerous springtime road condition you have been exposed to, you must collect a sufficient amount of evidence for your future personal injury claim. That is to keep the negligent party accountable for the existence of the dangerous road condition in the first place. This all starts with laying down the groundwork while still at the scene of your road accident. This groundwork reads as follows:

  1. Call 911 so that a dispatcher may send a law enforcement officer and medical first response team to the scene of your road accident.
  2. Take photos and videos of the dangerous road condition in question, along with possibly your bodily injuries and auto damages.
  3. Exchange contact information, along with possibly auto insurance information, with all other parties involved in your road accident.
  4. Speak with eyewitnesses and ask for their photos and videos of your road accident event, along with possibly their oral testimony.
  5. Give your oral testimony to a law enforcement officer and cover the entire sequence of events that led up to your road accident.
  6. Allow a medical first respond team to tend to you, along with possibly transporting you to the emergency room for additional care.
  7. Retain the services of a personal injury lawyer who may work on your behalf in filing your claim before Florida’s statute of limitations.

In a way, the best thing you can do to help yourself is to let a competent Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer help you. So please, as soon as you can, get in touch with us at Merricks Law Group, P.A. today.

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