As a result of this reality, a high percentage of Nevada car accidents tend to occur in weather that is less than ideal for driving, despite the fact that such weather is so rare in general. Below you will find a brief overview of the statistics that relate to the number of crashes that occur when the weather conditions are less than ideal. Anyone who has been harmed as a result of a collision that occurred during any type of weather should seek the help of Las Vegas injury lawyers as soon as possible.
Nevada Car Accident Statistics – Inclement Weather
The Nevada Department of Transportation, or the NDOT, tracks the statistics that relate to car accidents that occur across the state. The NDOT also organizes these crash statistics by different factors. In terms of weather, the NDOT specifically delineates inclement weather in terms of rain, snow and cloudy conditions and then assigns percentages to crashes that occur in each of these conditions.
According to the NDOT, more than four percent of all Nevada car accidents occur while it’s raining in that location. In addition, nearly two percent of crashes occur while it’s snowing and almost 16 percent of crashes occur while it’s cloudy. That means that more than 20 percent of all Nevada car accidents occur during less than ideal weather conditions. Based on the fact that more than 50,000 crashes occur overall, that means that more than 10,000 of these accidents occur during bad weather.
Inclement Weather Crashes and Negligence
Clearly, driving is more difficult when people must navigate through bad weather, particularly if this bad weather strikes during heavy traffic conditions. However, motorists can still be negligent in causing crashes regardless of the weather conditions. That’s because negligence is basically measured by whether a driver acted as a reasonable person would have in a similar situation. As such, if a driver acts aggressively, for example, during a rainstorm he or she would still likely be found to be acting in a negligent manner.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of the actions of someone else, you need to seek the help of Las Vegas injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of those wrongfully harmed for many years. Contact Bernstein & Poisson today to schedule a free initial consultation.