The Summer Months Are the Busiest Times for Car Accidents and Catastrophic Injury According to Experienced Philadelphia Trial Lawyer
One would normally think that the winter months with ice and snow on the roadway in the northeast would be the most hazardous time for drivers resulting in more car accidents.
As an experienced Philadelphia car accident lawyer since 1979, I have noticed that our firm receives many more inquiries with many more serious injuries resulting from vehicle collisions during the summer months. Obviously during the summer, kids are on break from school and families are taking vacations. Road surfaces are hot which may cause tire failures or delamination of tires as the hot air increases the tire pressure when combined with the friction of the tire on the heated road surface. Additionally, the oils used in many roadway surfaces can rise to the top and when combined with moisture from rain or humidity can lead to unknowing slick surfaces.
When we combine these factors, drivers who text while driving or drive while intoxicated after attending a summer barbecue or party and sudden summer rain storms, it is no surprise that there is an increase in fatalities resulting from catastrophic car accidents during the summer. In the Philadelphia region, many times people leave the beach to commute back to Philadelphia and are fatigued, sunburned, or dehydrated and simply put, not in the best physical and mental condition to be driving.