Preparing for a Rainy Day to Prevent Iowa Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents in Iowa and throughout this nation can cause serious, debilitating injuries or even death. Sadly, many crashes occur during winter months, as the weather is harsh, road conditions are dangerous, visibility is limited and vehicles aren't in good condition to operate during wet, winter weather.

Some of these factors are outside your control, but there are certain factors that you and every driver can control, including:

  • Checking your wiper blades is critical to being able to efficiently see out of your windshield. This is an inexpensive way to prepare your vehicle for rainy days on the road and may prevent a crash.
  • By checking your tire tread and tire pressure, you will know if it is time to replace your tires or if you have enough tread to keep traction on the road during a rainstorm.
  • Additionally, checking your vehicle's headlights, brake lights and taillights should be done frequently, as these are your vehicle's indicators. If these lights don't work, it will decrease your visibility and also cause other drivers not to see you, possibly resulting in an Eastern Iowa car accident.

When you prepare your vehicle in this way, you may minimize your chances of a Cedar Rapids car crash and injuries from occurring. When another driver doesn't see your vehicle on the road due to broken taillights or brake lights, he may rear-end your vehicle, causing:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Head trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Herniated disc
  • Back and neck injuries
  • And more

If you have been injured in a Cedar Rapids auto accident due to someone else's fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages and more. Call a skilled Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Brady Preston Gronlund today for a free legal consultation at (319) 866-9277.