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4 common causes of motor vehicle accidents in the fall

On Behalf of | Oct 11, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

For the past several months, you’ve been driving on sunny days without a care or danger in sight, but falls come around and you may need to be a little more careful of where you drive.

Many people forget just how hazardous driving in the fall can be. Here’s what you should watch out for:

1. Waterlogged potholes

Every year, it seems the roads need a new coat of asphalt and half a dozen potholes filled, but it never happens before fall comes around. Many of these potholes are going to fill up with rainwater and leaves. 

Just one of these potholes hidden in a puddle or pile of leaves could spell disaster for your car. Your car could hit a waterlogged pothole and blow a wheel, sending your car swerving and leading to a car accident.

2. Fog and frost

The weather is getting a lot colder, soon it’ll be snowing, but for now, there’s a ton of fog and frost. It can be difficult to remember how to drive in rough weather after a long, sunny summer. You may have to slow down in the fog or frost, otherwise, you may have difficulties stopping your car in time.

3. Wild animals

You could be driving when suddenly a deer runs in front of your car. Fall can be especially dangerous for drivers when they have to keep an eye out for unexpected animals jumping in front of them because deer are on the move for mating season.

4. Wet leaves

Fallen leaves and tons of rain can spell disaster for drivers. This combination can cause the road to be especially slick, making it harder for your wheels to gain traction when braking.

If you’re in an auto accident, you may need to reach out for legal help when looking to recover from your losses and injuries.