Fall is one of many people’s favorite times of the year. The weather is cooling down, everyone is hanging Hallowe’en decorations and many special holidays are just around the corner, but it may also be one of the deadliest times of the year.
People become so used to driving in the summer that they forget that fall has a ton of hazards. Here’s what you may need to watch out for:
1. Hidden potholes
It always seems like road workers miss the most obvious flaws in the road, leaving many potholes open just in time for the fall. Potholes can be harder to spot in the fall when rainwater fills them up. You may need to take it slow next time you see a pool of water, otherwise, you may hit a pothole and suffer serious injuries. You could even lose control of your vehicle and end up hitting another car.
2. Wet leaves
A combination of cool weather, rain and falling leaves can be deadly for drivers. Wet leaves can pile up and cause cars to have a difficult time breaking. If your car is having a hard time keeping traction on wet leaves, you could end up in a catastrophic accident.
3. Earlier nights
Summer is full of long days, but fall is rife with early nights. As it gets darker earlier, it also becomes harder to see other cars. A reckless or distracted driver may have a harder time seeing other vehicles at night and cause themselves and others fatal injuries.
If you’re in a car accident and suffer from injuries caused by another driver’s mistake, including one where they simply lost control of their vehicle due to road conditions, you may need to reach out for legal help to get the compensation you are due.