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Weather and Seasonal Changes Increase Risk for an Accident

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As weather changes come upon Charlotte, residents should remember that such changes can increase the risk of an automobile accident. It is easy to become complacent, especially when driving routes that have become routine for us. However, weather and seasonal changes can serve as triggers that remind us to be more attentive when we are driving, especially when weather conditions decrease visibility or when it is dark at times when we are used to more daylight. Of course, when accidents do occur, victims should make a point of consulting with attorneys at the earliest possibility in order to determine the extent to which they might be eligible for benefits.

For example: Excessive fog recently caused multiple traffic and airport problems in the Charlotte area. Commuters reported delays all throughout the area, and because there was no visibility at the airport, flights were delayed for up to an hour. During the heavy fog, no planes were allowed to land for fear of an aviation accident. Meanwhile, in town, there was a four-vehicle accident on I-485 that further slowed down travellers on their morning commute. Smaller communities surrounding Charlotte also reported visibility problems and travel delays.

There will always be those conditions in which an accident occurs, regardless of how careful a driver tries to be or how much attention is paid to surroundings. That is because despite our best efforts, we cannot control when another driver will be negligent, reckless, or simply inattentive. When such an accident occurs, it is important that you contact personal injury attorneys to arrange for a consultation. Your attorneys will want to know all of the details of your accident so that they can determine who exactly was responsible for your injuries. Once that determination is made, your attorneys can proceed to work diligently to ensure that your medical expenses and other costs that you’ve incurred because of the accident are fully covered and that you get the other compensation that you deserve.

Hopefully, the seasonal changes that have descended upon the Charlotte area will cause drivers to pay more attention to what they are doing on our roadways and a traffic accident is not looming in anyone’s immediate future. However, when accidents do take place and injuries result, Charlotte accident attorneys can be one of the most important resources that you can depend upon to bring justice to the situation and to get the legal assistance and counsel that you need in order to avoid having to pay for injuries that were not your fault.

With seven offices across North Carolina, Carl Nagle is a former claims adjuster and insurance defense lawyer who has experience, focus, and demonstrated success in providing dedicated client service in accident litigation. Contact Carl Nagle, one of the most highly skilled Charlotte accident attorneys, at Nagle & Associates by calling 704.331.6538 or toll free 800.411.1583 or visit for a FREE initial consultation.

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