Car accidents can occur at any time and anywhere. However, they are more likely to happen during certain times of the year, like the springtime. If you get into a car accident caused by another motorist, you may file a claim and recoup your losses. Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents in the spring.
In the springtime, you may not have to worry about snow and ice on the road anymore. However, the springtime brings other weather conditions that can make driving more dangerous, including rainstorms. When there is heavy rainfall, it can make it difficult to see the road ahead, increasing the risk of an accident. Rain can also make the roads slicker, which can cause vehicles to slide.
When the temperatures get warmer, construction workers begin making necessary repairs on roadways. Unfortunately, however, increased road construction also means increased car accidents. Accidents are more common in construction zones because drivers often don’t see signs alerting them to reduce their speeds.
Many people tend to limit their driving during the winter months due to snow and ice. When spring rolls around, however, it’s a different story. More people are comfortable driving, so there will be increased traffic. During the spring, people like to take more road trips too. More vehicles on the road means more accidents. Motorists need to be especially aware of their surroundings in increased traffic to avoid collisions.
Each spring, we have to turn our clocks one hour forward. People tend to be more tired for the week following the spring forward time change. If they get behind the wheel, they may be more likely to lose focus of the road and cause an accident.
What to Do After a Car Accident
If you get into a car accident in the springtime in Atlanta, try to preserve as much evidence at the scene as you can. This may include a police report, witness contact information and photos of the accident scene.
It’s also important to seek immediate medical care. Even if you feel fine right after the accident, you may still have injuries that need attention. A doctor will diagnose your injuries and recommend the proper treatment.