Weather-Related Accidents

Las Vegas Weather-Related Auto Accident Lawyer

Representing the Victims of Weather-Related Auto Accidents

Nevada auto accidents can be caused by a number of reasons, among them driver negligence, speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, road defects, and the weather. Although Las Vegas is known for its warm and arid climate, poor weather conditions can create certain road hazards that lead to auto accidents.

Drivers are expected to obey the rules of the road take reasonable precautions to operate their vehicle safely and prevent accidents. When weather conditions are less than ideal, drivers may be expected to take extra precautions in order to meet the appropriate standard of care. If a motorist fails to take the appropriate precautions warranted by the weather conditions, he or she could be liable for any accidents and injuries caused by his or her negligence. The Las Vegas auto accident lawyers at Robert M. Apple & Associates focus on helping the victims of all types of car crashes obtain the financial recovery that they deserve from negligent motorists.

If you were in a Nevada car accident, contact Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible personal injury lawsuit.

Common Causes of Weather-Related Auto Accidents

A number of common weather conditions in Las Vegas can lead to auto accidents, including:

  • Heavy rain
  • Hail and snowstorms
  • Ice
  • High winds
  • Blowing dust and sand

Auto Accident Caused by Rain

One of the most common weather-related road hazards in Las Vegas is heavy rain. Since Las Vegas is located in a desert climate, heavy rain can lead to a number of problems because pavement and roadway surfaces may not be able to handle the moisture. Additionally, because Las Vegas does not typically get frequent rain, oil can accumulate on the roadways so that when it does rain, the water and oil combine to create particularly slick conditions.

Hydroplaning is also a common problem in Las Vegas during heavy rains because the soil is not equipped to absorb high amounts of water.

Auto Accidents Caused by High Winds

Las Vegas frequently experiences high winds, which can cause sand and dust to circulate in the air, creating significant visibility problems. When the winds are especially high, dust storms can occur. Dust storms not only reduce visibility, but they can also create steering problems and unpredictable vehicle movements.

We Know Las Vegas Weather Hazards

If you were injured in an auto accident caused by dangerous Las Vegas weather conditions, you need a lawyer who not only understands the legal complexities involved with an auto accident case, but also understands the weather hazards that are unique to Las Vegas. At Robert M. Apple & Associates, our Las Vegas auto accident attorneys have focused on helping the victims of Las Vegas auto accidents obtain the financial recovery that they deserve for more than 30 years. As a result of our extensive knowledge and experience with Las Vegas weather and road conditions, we are able to skillfully advocate on our clients’ behalf to get them the financial compensation that they deserve.

Contact our office today at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible car accident lawsuit.

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