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CAR ACCIDENT CAUSED BY FLOODING
The terrible drought that plagued the state of California for months has come to an end; now, cities like Los Angeles are facing high levels of precipitation, as well as the risk of flash floods. Relentless storms are creating serious risks for those throughout the state, including drivers throughout Los Angeles. If you have been in a weather-related accident, call a Los Angeles flooding accident attorney. At the office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, our Los Angeles car accident attorneys know how to investigate your case, build your claim, and improve your chances of getting the settlement you deserve.
THE DANGERS OF FLASH FLOODING
There are myriad different factors that contribute to the risk of car crashes, including drunk and distracted drivers, speeding, driving aggressively, and more. One risk factor that can be hard to foresee and impossible to prevent is that of flash flooding. When heavy rains hit, flash flooding can be a serious threat, leaving drivers already on the road with few options.
Heavy rains and flash floods create a number of risks for drivers, including:
- Heavy traffic and congestion;
- Poor visibility;
- Lane obstructions;
- Impaired roadway quality;
- Obstacles traveling in flood waters;
- Hydroplaning; and
Very serious flash floods not only lead to crashes, but can also lead to drowning deaths, too. It is never safe to drive in a flash flood or in flood waters. In fact, the City of San Antonio reports that as little as two feet of water can cause a 3,000-pound car to float.
HOW TO HANDLE A FLOODED ROADWAY
Encountering a flash flood or flooded roadway while within a motor vehicle can be terrifying. The same source cited above states that if your vehicle encounters a flash flood, you should immediately abandon it and seek higher ground.
If flash flooding is a risk where you live on a particular day, the last thing that you should do is attempt to operate your car. Remember that even a small amount of rain could lead to hydroplaning, especially if you are traveling too fast for conditions.
HOW OUR LOS ANGELES TRIAL LAWYERS CAN HELP
Being involved in an accident that is caused by flooding can be a terrifying experience, especially because you may not know where to turn for compensation after the fact. At the law office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, we will work hard for you. Our legal team will investigate your case and consider all potentially liable parties, including your vehicle manufacturer, other drivers on the road, and even the city or county of Los Angeles.
If you have been injured in a weather-related car accident, please reach out to our Los Angeles car accident attorneys at our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. We believe that you deserve to be fully compensated for the full extent of harm you have suffered, and as skilled negotiators and litigators, we know what it takes to get you the settlement you deserve. Reach out to us today to get started.
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