Dangerous dust storms have recently hit the Antelope Valley, causing a number of accidents on the roads. Sadly these situations are not uncommon, as the climate in Lancaster, Palmdale, and other communities throughout the Antelope Valley can be very dry; a recipe for disaster when the high winds hit our town. Car accidents are already a frequent happening in our society, and in the midst of a dust storm, the hazards on the road increase significantly. In the event that you or a loved one were injured as a result of one of these accidents, there is a possibility you may have a personal injury case.
While it may be impossible to avoid getting caught in ta dust storm, there are a number of ways for which you can implement safe driving techniques when on the roads. These storms often come without any warning, and depending on the speeds of the winds they can be both extremely violent and cause minimal visibility to the areas surrounding your vehicle. As a motorist, it is then your responsibility to do whatever you can to drive safely.
Here are a few tips to consider during a dust storm:
If you were recently injured in an accident during the recent dust storms, you may have the opportunity to pursue legal action with a trusted Antelope Valley car accident attorney at our firm. While proving liability for a car accident in the midst of a storm caused by dust may appear difficult, it is not impossible. With the skill and tact of an experienced legal representative from the Accident Attorneys, you will receive the care and attention necessary to prove your claim.
Proving liability in this situation will come down to whether or not the other driver or drivers involved in the collision were acting responsibility on the road and abiding in the laws. During a dust storm, drivers need to drive with extreme caution, lowering their speeds significantly in order to pay close attention to the road. However, if a person behind the wheel is texting while driving, or otherwise distracted, they may not be aware of the hazards on the road around them, therefore placing others on the road in grave danger. Whether they were distracted, driving under the influence, or acting recklessly, you have a right to pursue fair compensation for your losses. Our firm will do whatever we can to fight for full compensation.
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident during a dust storm, do not hesitate to contact a trusted Antelope Valley injury lawyer at our firm today!