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Top 3 Reasons Car Accidents Happen More in the Summer

Top Reasons Why Car Accidents Increase During Summer .
If you are injured in a car accident in Beachwood, NJ, call Drazin and Warshaw for a personal injury consultation.

Although summer is often an opportunity for people to get out on the road, the summer months are also the period when the highest rate of car accidents occur. Car accidents are more likely to occur for a few key reasons.

More Teen Drivers on the Road

Teens often spend more time driving during the summer, as they are out on vacation from school. This means that there are more inexperienced drivers on the road in the summertime, often for longer periods as teens may be driving to summer jobs or simply driving around to meet and hang out with friends. 

Unfortunately, teen drivers are much more likely to get into car accidents due to their inexperience behind the wheel, which can be compounded by distractions such as texting or cell phone use, or interacting with friends or other passengers. Teen drivers may also be more likely to engage in unsafe driving behaviors such as speeding or reckless driving.

Summer Weather Increases Vehicle Failures

The heat of summer can be brutal on a motor vehicle, especially one that is not properly maintained. Not regularly changing engine oil or topping off coolant fluid can cause engines to overheat when running on a hot day. Hot weather can also potentially lead to tire failure. Warmer air can cause the air pressure inside of a tire to increase. If a tire is old or damaged, this may result in a blowout on the road. 

Summer is Road Construction Season

In many states, including New Jersey, much of the road construction that takes place during the year occurs during the summer months, when work crews try to take advantage of good weather to complete projects and fix roads before the winter. Unfortunately, road construction also means changes and obstacles to driving conditions, such as random shutdowns of traffic lanes, traffic pattern changes, detours, sudden lane shifts, and temporary traffic signs and signals. 

These factors can greatly complicate navigating road construction zones for drivers. Drivers often need to pay their full attention to the road to understand how to safely navigate construction zones. If a driver is distracted, fatigued or drowsy, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it greatly increases the chances of a driver making an error while driving through a construction zone, which can lead to a collision with other vehicles or even with construction workers on the site. 

If You’re Injured in a Summertime Car Accident, an Attorney Can Help

Unfortunately, you’re more likely to get into a car accident during the summer than any other season of the year. If you are involved in a car crash in the summer months, let an experienced car accident attorney help by:

  • Investigating the accident to recover evidence that can be used to prove how the accident occurred and identify the party or parties at fault.
  • Exploring your legal options for financial compensation, including filing claims with the insurance companies of the at-fault parties or even your own insurance company.
  • Vigorously pursuing a settlement with insurers to provide you with fair and full compensation for your losses.
  • Taking your claim to court and to trial when necessary, to pursue the recovery you deserve.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Near You to Discuss Your Car Accident Case in New Jersey

Were you or a loved one injured due to a car accident in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Drazin and Warshaw, P.C. represent clients injured because of car accidents in Barnegat, Beachwood, Berkeley Township, Brick and throughout Ocean County, Monmouth County, Union County, and Middlesex County, New Jersey. Call (732) 576-8860 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 3315 Route 35, Hazlet, NJ 07730 as well as offices in Red Bank, Brick, and Westfield.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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