Personal Injury Protection in Accidents Caused by Ice
Extreme weather conditions make it difficult for drivers to stay safe on the roadways. Rain, fog, and other elements reduce visibility and make it harder to maintain control of your automobile.
When temperatures drop, ice can form on the roads, making it difficult for drivers to stay safe. Icy roadways create a higher risk of injury, loss of life, and damage to property.
Drivers must keep themselves and their passengers safe, but in many cases, individuals may be negligent. Reckless or distracted driving further adds to the risk of personal injury in icy weather conditions.
Driving on Ice
Atlanta and other Georgia cities don’t always experience very low temperatures. But they can occur, and many local drivers aren’t always comfortable driving in these conditions.
There are ways in which icy roads can be secured. Local authorities may take steps to cover roads with sand or salt. But not all roads may be treated, and drivers don’t always know when it’s safe to travel down a given roadway.
Roads that have been poorly maintained contribute to car accidents in icy conditions. Also, the failure to treat or clear roads when weather conditions become severe may also be a contributing factor related to injuries.
Issues related to your vehicle’s performance must also be considered, especially when determining liability for your injuries.
Driving Safety in Icy Conditions
Many of the accidents that occur on the roadways are a direct result of the behaviors of drivers. Failing to practice roadway safety puts everyone’s life at risk.
Negligent drivers may be held liable for injuries and other damages. Drivers who travel at high speeds, tailgate others, or are distracted must be held accountable when their actions result in a car collision.
Aggressive driving or operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs are common issues on today’s roadways.
In the presence of icy roads, these and other behaviors increase the safety risks for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
Recovering From Your Injuries and Protecting Your Legal Rights
The injuries that occur in car accidents can range from minor to severe. In some cases, drivers or passengers may lose their lives. Long-term injuries cause disabilities that prevent individuals from returning to work and earning a living.
Drivers and passengers can obtain compensation for injuries sustained in an accident caused by icy weather conditions. Determining who’s at fault is the first step in protecting your legal rights.
Although many accidents are caused by other drivers, third parties who are responsible for maintaining the roadways may also be held liable for injuries and damages.
Drivers are required to exercise caution when roads are covered in ice. They must reduce their speed to a level that’s below those posted on traffic signs.
Extra care should be taken when braking, and drivers must allow greater distances when following others.
Having an experienced attorney on your side will help determine the factors that contributed to your accident and resulting injuries. Gathering the evidence needed to support your case, including police records and documentation related to your medical treatment, maximizes the compensation you can obtain.
With the right legal resources, you can get compensated for lost wages, medical expenses, automobile repairs, and other losses including damages related to pain and suffering.
Icy weather conditions contribute to accidents on the roadways. The injuries that occur can be a result of these conditions as well as the negligence of others.
Getting compensated for your injuries gives you the financial resources you need to fully recover from your injury and protect the long-term wellbeing of you and your family.
If you or someone you know have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, contact CP Law Group today at 1-844-5-I’M-HURT (1-844-546-4878) to get the help you deserve. Contact Us.