Accidents Caused Due to Flooding
Usually when we think of car accidents, we typically think of multiple car collisions, where other drivers are the ones at blame. However, this is not always the case, and sometimes the driving conditions or the road itself are to blame.
Las Vegas is known to have a fairly intense monsoon season, which lasts for a couple of months, and accounts for the majority of the precipitation that occurs throughout the entire year. Monsoon season sees several thunderstorms over a relatively short period of time, and these storms can be powerful, and typically form very quickly.
In a desert that rarely sees rain otherwise, these fast and heavy downpours of it cannot be soaked up by the ground quick enough. This triggers flash flooding, which can be extremely damaging, and sometimes even deadly. In addition, the lightning strikes that come about because of the monsoons can often spark fires, and dust storms can potentially follow these monsoons because of the high winds.
One of the most common hazards that occurs from these powerful storms are flooded roadways. Because of the flash floods that often result from such a heavy downpour of rain, roadways can quickly become rivers, making for unsafe driving conditions.
There are some precautions that can be taken by those who are in charge of maintaining the roadways, such as providing adequate drainage near the roads. Sometimes the prevention of flooding is not possible, however, and if this is the case, proper signage and warnings should be posted.
If reasonable precautions are not taken, and proper warning signage is not provided, and a preventable accident occurs because of a flooded road, those who are in charge of maintaining the roadway may be held responsible.
Should you experience a car accident due to hazardous road conditions that exist because of negligence, you may have a case. Contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys today.
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