19 Vehicle Crash Points Out Importance of Driving Safely in Bad Weather, Says Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock

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The Los Angeles-based personal injury law firm comments on a recent article that Southern Californians are less used to driving in wet weather than people from elsewhere, and need to show extra caution when the weather turns nasty.

Slick roads present hazards Southern Californians might not be all that used to.

Being extra cautious while driving in harsh weather can prevent potentially deadly and always expensive and upsetting traffic incidents.

A January 16 article in the San Bernardino Sun reports on a crash that involved 19 vehicles and shut down the 15 Freeway for three hours in the Cajon Pass. The crash is speculated to have been caused by bad weather. Los Angeles-based personal injury law firm Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock says that, while there were no serious injuries in this pileup, being extra cautious while driving in harsh weather can prevent potentially deadly and always expensive and upsetting traffic incidents.

The law firm says that, even though it’s no surprise when accidents increase when roads are slick and visibility is poor, collisions can usually be avoided when drivers pay more attention to the road. In a busy city like Los Angeles, people are rushing to get from one place to the next as quickly as possible, usually without thinking of the consequences of driving too quickly in bad weather. The Law Offices of Burg & Brock adds that, too often, Southern California drivers become overconfident in their abilities since they spend so much time driving, forgetting that they have little experience driving on slick roads.

The chances of getting into an accident and very possibly causing a loss of life, is not a risk worth taking, says the Law Offices of Burg & Brock. The firm stresses that most of us don’t fully grasp the reality that traffic collisions kill over a million Americans every year. Many travelers may be more nervous about flying in an airplane, especially during the current government shutdown, but driving in a car is always going to be vastly more dangerous, The firms says that they should consider emulating the level of care taken by airline pilots on a regular basis, which has helped to dramatically reduce the number of airline fatalities since the mid-20th century.

The Law Offices of Burg & Brock notes that there are easy ways to keep yourself, your loved ones, and fellow drivers safe when on the road. When the weather is wet, drivers should remember to give themselves extra time to get to and from their destinations. This will allow for a slower and safer driving speed, and also avoid the temptation to speed or become overly excited. Additionally, the law firm says that drivers should focus on driving generally. While many are used to multitasking, it’s crucial to resist any urges to look at text messages or do anything else that involves taking a driver’s eyes off the road – even when the sun is shining.

Those who would like to learn more about Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock can call (800) 938-2528 or visit their website at http://www.LegalDefenders.com

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