Driving while impaired.

Using drugs or alcohol while driving a car is dangerous in any type of weather, but especially when it’s raining. An impaired driver has slower reaction times, may become distracted or tired, or find it difficult to control the vehicle, and all of these are dangerous when road conditions are slick or visibility is decreased.

Driving an unsafe vehicle.

There are many safety features on a car that protect drivers during the rain: windshield wipers aid visibility; good tires improve traction; and exterior lights help drivers see and avoid other cars. If a driver does not maintain their vehicle— driving on bald tires or without wipers in good working condition— they can be held responsible when their negligent maintenance leads to an accident or injury.

What To Do After Your Rhode Island Car Accident

When an accident during a rainstorm causes serious injury or death, a negligent driver, their lawyer, and their insurance company may attempt to use the road conditions as a defense for why their client should not be held responsible, or to shift some of the blame to the victim in order to avoid paying for medical treatment or a costly settlement. To prevent that from happening, and to secure full and fair compensation for their injuries, victims need to have an experienced attorney fighting by their side.


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.