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by Jeff Rasansky - November 23, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Texas is famous for being a large state. This means that the conditions in one part of the state may be radically different from others. Some parts of the state are lush and warm while others experience brutal and cold winter weather. Depending upon where you’re travelling, you need to be aware of the risks of driving. A vehicle accident lawyer can help you if you’ve been injured or your vehicle has been wrecked, but it’s still preferable, even to them, that you never get into a wreck in the first place.

carwreck4An accident personal injury attorney deals with accidents that occur under all driving conditions. As the seasons change, the conditions most drivers face change radically. Cooler temperatures, longer nights and less traffic mean that the risks change. Driving during dawn and dusk becomes more common as they occur when people are likely to be commuting. The roads may freeze or black ice may form, leading to all different types of accidents happening in certain areas. Be sure you know the risks and how to avoid them.

In areas where the temperature is below freezing, remember to slow down. Many of the cases a car accident personal injury attorney handles stem from drivers underestimating the dangers posed by road conditions and overestimating their ability to handle those dangers. If you’re not sure if there’s ice on the road, always assume that there is. Remember that black ice is famously hard to detect and it can send you into a 360 spin in a heartbeat. If you find yourself fishtailing, remember that the most important thing is to keep the back of the car from passing the front. If you can keep straight and slow down to a stop gradually, you should be fine, if a little bit scared.

Pay attention to lighting conditions. Another common phrase that a vehicle accident lawyer hears is “I didn’t see it coming”. Make sure your lights are on, even in the daytime. If you’re driving with the sun behind you, remember that other drivers coming toward you are likely struggling to see the road and may not see you at all. To make sure that they have the best chance of seeing you before a crash happens, slow down a bit and keep your lights on. If you’re driving into the sun and you cannot see, pull over for the good of everyone.

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