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Vegas Storms Ahead: Beware of Dangerous Weather While Driving

Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 12-Jul-2013

Driving in severe weather can be extremely dangerous. When the roads are wet, they can become increasingly slick and tires can lose traction. Also, high winds can push vehicles all over the road and cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle.

Heavy rain can impair visibility, and the noise of the raindrops can sometimes make it difficult to hear any horns that could be honking in warning of approaching cars. When the weather gets extremely severe, it is wisest to avoid driving.

This is because the risk of an accident is too high. When drivers can hardly control their vehicle in a downpour, this can lead to serious accidents and injuries. The National Weather Service has recently issued a flash flood warning for the Clark County area including Las Vegas. This is because of the heavy downpours that are expected in the next few days.

Also, the Carpenter 1 fire in Spring Mountains has loosened up the ground in that area, and firefighters are worried that the excessive rains may cause a mudslide. The firefighters have already evacuated the premises because of flooding, and many roads have been closed because of the excessive amounts of water near them. Forecasters are reminding drivers that they should avoid flooded roadways with their "turn around and don't drown" slogan. The news stations are encouraging individuals to find ways around water covered roads and avoid driving in deep puddles as water could get up and stall the engine.

If you are injured in a weather-related car crash, you need to hire a Las Vegas car accident lawyer to help you with your case. With the right attorney on your side, you may be able to prove that another vehicle is liable for the crash, or that a hazardous roadway was the reason for your accident. If you need more information, then contact an attorney at the firm today!

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