Statistics show that cold weather increases truck accidents in San Diego and the surrounding area, because cooler weather often brings precipitation. Colder air temperatures alone do not cause accidents, but they can contribute to dangerous road conditions. Rain can cause poor visibility and make the pavement harder for truck drivers to control their vehicles. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, 73 percent of weather-related truck accidents happen when the pavement is wet, and 46 percent occur when it is raining. Foggy conditions also contribute to approximately 3 percent of accidents per year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The California Highway Patrol reports that more fatal San Diego truck accidents happen in November, December, January, and February than in warmer months.
An experienced San Diego truck accident attorney will typically find that these accidents can rarely be blamed on cold weather alone. Data from the California Office of Traffic Safety confirms that out of more than 5,000 people killed or injured in San Diego accidents each year, the majority of crashes are the fault of drivers. Truck drivers are frequently overtired or are not paying attention, and some drive intoxicated. Hundreds of San Diego truck accidents are caused each year by truck drivers who do not obey safety regulations or traffic laws. The majority of San Diego truck accidents are not caused by weather but by speeding, unsafely changing lanes, turning improperly, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety.
If you or a family member have been victims of a truck accident, contact Mova Legal to consult with a San Diego truck accident attorney today. While insurance companies try to get out of compensating victims, our lawyers will fight for your rights. We make it our mission to seek justice on your behalf and assure that the responsible trucking companies and at-fault drivers compensate you for your medical bills, damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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