Rainy Conditions in Tulsa Can Equal Disaster
What a grand, wet and dangerous morning to start our Tuesday here in the Tulsa Metro area. Visibility was about 10% in the downtown area as I drove into work, and I saw two minor accidents as well. Thank goodness they were only minor traffic accidents.
The rainy conditions in Tulsa on Sunday affected many drivers including our own Logan Jones and his family. A trip home after visiting friends was interrupted by a collision with another driver. Many thanks to the first responders (Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa Fire Department, EMSA) who came quickly and after assessing the situation transported one driver to the hospital for observation. Everyone is sore but fine and grateful that the only damage was to vehicles.
Safety Tips for Driving in Heavy Rain:
1. Take your time. Slowing down is the only way to keep your vehicle from hydroplaning. Also remember that one of the most dangerous times to drive is soon after it begins to rain, as oils on roadway make for slick conditions. Waiting a few minutes, rather than rushing to your destination, can be a safer plan when it is raining.
2. Turn your lights on. Turn your headlights on to help other vehicles see you. Many states require the use of headlights during rain, even in broad daylight.
3. Give other vehicles more space. Add 1-2 extra seconds of following time in the rain, which gives you and the cars behind you more time to react to traffic.
When you have been injured in a car accident and it is not your fault, it’s essential you have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. These questions may be floating around in your head:
- How will I get my car fixed?
- What happens if I can’t work?
- Who will pay my medical bills?
- Why isn’t the insurance company helping?
Regardless of what type of accident resulted in your injury, no case is too minor or complicated for our office. Here are some of the common types of cases we handle: driver negligence, impairment, or recklessness, dangerous road conditions rear-end collision, construction zone accident, drunk driving, hit and run accident, etc.
We are also experienced with defective automobiles or parts, such as: airbag defect, defective tires, unintended acceleration, child seat defects, crashworthiness, defective seat, window or door, fire or explosion, roof crush, seat belt failures, faulty door latches, etc.
It’s important to know and understand your rights and obligations when you have been injured at the expense of another person. Insurance companies are in the business to make money and are not after your best interest.
The attorneys and staff at Jones Brown are here to work with you every step of the way and simplify interactions with the insurance company to ensure you reach a settlement that covers the true cost of your accident.
No matter what type of accident you were in, you likely have questions. Take a few minutes to fill out our automobile accident evaluation.