Driving in Hail
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, there was an 84 percent increase of insurance claims from hailstorm damage in 2012 from their 2010 levels. In fact, there were 467,602 hail damage claims filed throughout the United States in 2010, 689,267 in 2011, and 861,597 in 2012.
Typically, hail season falls between March and October, while the most severe hail storms occur between 1:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. and last an average of six minutes. Of course, if you have been caught driving in a hail storm, you may notice this may seem to last a lifetime.
At Greg Coleman Law, our car accident attorneys have represented dozens of injured victims following accidents in both hail and other adverse weather condition accidents. Through this experience we have learned that the sooner accident victims seek legal representation, the better. This enables our attorneys to collect critical evidence, documents, and testimonies which can be used to formulate a robust case against the negligent driver.
For more information, we welcome you to contact us at 865-247-0080 or complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page today.
Hailstorm Driving Tips
If you have been caught in a hail storm, it is often a terrifying experience. Not only can drivers not see in these storms, but any size hail has the potential to cause a great amount of damage to our vehicles. As a result, our legal team has elected to gather tips for driving in hail. The following are intended to assist drivers in a variety of conditions which include hailstorms:
- Pull your vehicle over and stop driving immediately if possible, attempt pulling over under an overpass. Turn your hazard lights on.
- Keep your car angled so the hail hits the front of your vehicle windshields are reinforced to withstand such conditions, where side and rear-windows are not.
- Remain inside your vehicle hail falls at great speeds and can cause injuries.
- If possible, lie down and keep your back to the windows also try covering yourself with a blanket to prevent debris from striking you.
- Make sure to cover small children, especially protecting their eyes.
- Tune your radio in to stay informed of storms.
- Turn your low-beam headlights on.
- Allow extra following distance for braking.
- Approach all intersections with extreme caution.
- Evaluate your vehicle for damages following a storm, and report damages to insurance agency.
If you have been involved in an accident during a hailstorm by another driver, our attorneys are here to help, and welcome you to contact our firm with any questions regarding such accidents.
Contact an Experienced Tennessee Auto Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident that was caused during a hail storm, you may be eligible to receive compensation including; medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
At Greg Coleman Law, we have achieved over $250 Million in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients. We have the knowledge and resources to successfully litigate an auto accident injury claim, and will help you fight for the maximum compensation amount. In many cases, our staff will recreate the scene of the accident to pinpoint the cause of the accident, which then illustrates the parties that need to be held accountable for the accident.
With our central office located in Knoxville, Tennessee we are able to fight for the justice of all residence that has suffered harm by the negligence of another individual.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to all Tennessee auto accident injury victims and their families, contact us at 865-247-0080 or complete the Free Case Evaluation and a member of our intake team will begin assisting you immediately.