Winter is approaching. That means that winter weather will be here soon to make life difficult for motorists all over. Whether it’s rain, sleet, snow or ice, winter presents all sorts of problems that can cause accidents and wrecks. Some of these accidents are largely unavoidable; no matter how safe you drive, you simply can’t account for everything. But many accidents are due to negligent driving, and you have a better chance of avoiding those.
Winter weather accidents
If you or someone you know were injured in a weather-related car wreck due to negligent driving, you might be in a position to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver. We have experience dealing with legal matters resulting from automobile wrecks and can help you with everything from getting your automobile fixed to adequate medical care to compensation for all of your harms and losses.
When bad weather occurs in the form of precipitation such as ice, snow, sleet, rain and fog, it can diminish visibility, tire traction, speed control, and break performance. This considerably increases the likelihood of a car wreck. This is why drivers need to take precautions when driving in problematic weather conditions, particularly when it comes to speed. Drivers who neglect to do this risk injuring themselves and those around them – injuries that could be fatal.
According to the National Weather Service, in 2017, weather-related car wrecks in Oklahoma caused 60 injuries and 5 fatalities. Oklahoma is among the top 25 states for injuries from weather-related car wrecks.
When bad weather occurs, it is critical that drivers adjust their speed. If they do not and cause a wreck, don’t let the insurance companies blame the weather.
Contact Lloyd & Lloyd to speak with a lawyer that will help investigate whether or not a driver’s carelessness played a part in your car wreck.