What are my legal options if I am injured in a car accident because of snow, ice, or sleet in the Atlanta area?
Fortunately for Atlantans, snow and ice are a rare event. Typically when they do occur we are given plenty of notice so that we can make our plans accordingly, and either stay home or allow ourselves ample time to reach our destinations. There are times, however, such as in 2014, that snow and ice can surprise hundreds of thousands of drivers on our roads, leading to countless numbers of accidents.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, 1.5 million automobile accidents occur each year that are attributed to weather. Although most of those accidents are relatively minor, over 7,000 are killed and over 600,000 are injured annually in weather-related accidents. According to the Federal Highway Administration, the weather conditions most likely to cause accidents include wet roads, ice, snow, and sleet.
Although we rarely get winter weather, such as snow and ice, when we do the roads can become very slick and difficult to drive on. The city does not maintain a huge fleet of snowplows like many northern cities, which can leave the roads treacherous for days following a snowstorm or ice storm. Ice and snow can cause stopping distances to increase, and can cause vehicles to slide or fishtail. Visibility can also become limited in snow or ice. If you anticipate that you will need to drive in bad weather this winter, you should make sure your vehicle is prepared for driving with the appropriate tires. Bring along emergency supplies, and use extra precautions when driving. Allow yourself ample time to reach your destination.
Car accidents caused by winter weather can cause serious injuries and deaths, and can change your life forever. Even if weather is a contributing cause of your accident, it’s likely that there was some driver error that was involved. If you were the victim of a serious car accident that resulted in injuries, you will need an experienced automobile accident attorney who can ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries and expenses.
It’s likely that the other driver or his or her insurance company will tell you that your car accident on an icy or snowy road could not have been prevented and therefore you are not owed any compensation. Do not believe them. Instead, take matters into your own hands by hiring a personal injury attorney to fight for your legal rights. An experienced attorney can help investigate the accident by gathering evidence and possibly hiring experts who can prove that the actions of the driver were to blame.
If you have been involved in a winter weather automobile accident in metro Atlanta, call the Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Holston & Huntley, LLC. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case, and if we choose to take your case you pay us nothing unless we obtain a recovery for you. Call us today at 1-888-513-0004 consultations are free and you are under no obligation to use our services. We serve Metro Atlanta Georgia as well as Birmingham Alabama including surrounding areas.
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