When Harsh Winter Weather Causes Auto Accidents
by Mashum Mollah Automotive 25 November 2019
Winter brings harsh winter weather conditions such as snow, ice, and high winds. These weather conditions can cause hazardous roads. These dangerous roads, in turn, can cause some serious life-threatening accidents.
In such situations, people do not know what to do when they have been involved in a car accident during harsh winter weather. After receiving any medical treatment needed, you should always then contact one of the skilled Philadelphia accident lawyers that can help you with a claim.
First, let’s explore what winter weather consists of.
During the winter months, most of the United States is going to experience really cold weather along with snow, ice, and strong winds. Snow and ice are going to cause slick roads and high winds can make it difficult to keep control of your vehicle. Fog may even be present, making it difficult to see the road.
When these weather conditions are present, you may need to change the way you drive. If not, and an accident does happen, you could be held liable for negligence.
Driving with Care
It is important to exercise caution when weather conditions have impaired your visibility.
When slick roads are present, the ability to break in time could be impaired, which could lead to an accident. It helps to decelerate the pace of your vehicle, to single-digit speeds and keep more distance between you and the other vehicles on the road.
Another way to avoid an accident is to stay off the roads in the event of a snowstorm or a blizzard. Unless you have to go out, please try to avoid driving at all costs. According to the courts or law and legal precedence, if you are driving when there is some form of a natural emergency that has been declared, you are most likely to end up with a case of negligence when you hit someone.
After being injured in a car accident that is not your fault, always receive any medical attention right away. After your health is taken care of, then it is time to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to file a claim.
A claim will hold the responsible party accountable and also help you receive damages to help pay with medical bills and any other bills have piled up due to the accident.
Your personal injury attorney will look for proof of negligence on the other driver’s part, which could include reckless driving. It would also include the condition of the car, whether you had been in an inebriated state or not and the reason why you had ventured out in such conditions. It is important that you are able to state all the facts correctly. It is also important that you are safe and follow the regulations as has been imposed by the local county in the event of heavy snowfall. Most of the time, defending yourself against all odds might not be a good thing.
The right attorney will do all of the hard work for you so that you can take the time to concentrate on healing and recovering from your accident.