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Accidents involving rain in Los Angeles
Failure to maintain a safe distance from other drivers on the road is very important, especially in the rain. Drivers are expected to slow down and compensate for current driving conditions. If rain, snow, fog, hail, or any other form of precipitation is lowering visibility drivers need to pay special attention to other drivers and passengers on the road.
Unfortunately, tailgating still happens and people’s negligent and reckless actions result in accidents, injuries, and even death. In fact, in Los Angeles, people who spend a lot of time on the road often drive 70 – 75mph and leave only a car length in between themselves and other vehicles. This type of driving often results in pile up accidents.
This past weekend, the Los Angeles Times reported that from 10PM Saturday to 4AM Sunday, March 6, 2016, there were 150 crashes in just that 6 hour period. 2 of these 150 accidents, unfortunately, resulted in death. The weather was very bad and included heavy winds and hail. In weather like this it is often safest to get off of the road.
CityLab made this interesting graphic below. The red bars here indicate the mean crash rate per hour when conditions are dry; blue bars represent rates when things are wet:
If you have been injured
Don’t let an insurance company blame the weather for another driver’s actions; their job is to pay out as little as possible. An experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer can assist you in obtaining the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.