After a long winter, the arrival of Spring is certainly welcome. It’s no understatement to say that the warmer weather and lighter evenings can make you feel so much happier. It’s a good opportunity to get outside and spend a bit more time on the road enjoying the beauty of nature.
With more people on the road and changes to the weather, however, there’s an increased risk of finding yourself involved in a car accident. Below are some of the reasons why car accidents happen in Springtime.
More pedestrians and cyclists are out and about
As the weather improves, people often choose to take advantage of the warmer climes and walk or cycle places instead of taking the car everywhere.
For drivers, this poses a hazard as it means there are more dangers to look out for on the road. It also means looking out for any dogs that may be loose or children out playing.
Springtime brings changes in the weather
The weather in Indiana can be unpredictable at the best of times. Even as the nicer weather is coming in, it’s still not uncommon for Springtime to bring severe thunderstorms, hail and tornadoes. This can cause flash flooding which can be dangerous if you’re caught out.
This sudden change in weather can leave drivers unprepared and can result in people driving too fast for the poor road conditions. The unfortunate fact of this is that it may result in collisions.
Unfortunately, some drivers do not adapt their driving style to accommodate the changes in the weather. The result of this is that you may find yourself in a collision due to the inattentive or negligent driving of another. Where you’ve suffered damage to your vehicle and injuries, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the losses you’ve experienced.