WEATHER RELATED CAR ACCIDENTS
All the states like to boast having some of the most beautiful weather in the country. Unfortunately, states like Colorado are home to some of the most unpredictable weather in the United States. Even the citizens of those states, who have lived there all of their lives, can be caught off guard by a sudden snowfall or thunderstorm. When this happens, severe automobile accidents can occur causing a variety of injuries and disabilities. While Mother Nature is not going to pay your medical bills, there may be a situation when your accident could have been prevented. When this occurs, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and for any damages that have occurred as a result of negligence.
County and state officials have a responsibility to keep the roadways and bridges adequately maintained in order to keep drivers safe. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable. Pot holes, insufficient shoulders and inadequate bridge supports may all contribute to an accident during bad weather. If your accident was due to inadequate roadway maintenance, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
Unsafe or Reckless Driving:
When the weather turns bad, drivers are required to exercise extreme caution while driving. Unfortunately, not every driver heeds these warnings and reckless drivers are responsible for numerous accidents every years. When you factor snowy or icy road conditions into the equation -
Large Commercial Vehicles:
During times of extreme weather, drivers of large commercial vehicles have a responsibility to ensure the safety of vehicles around them. Unfortunately, drivers who are overworked and suffering from driver fatigue may put everyone at risk. If you are involved with a large commercial vehicle during bad weather, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries due to their negligence.
If you or someone you love was involved in an automobile accident in your state, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately to determine if you have reason to file a claim. Your attorney will be able to review all of your legal options with you, so you can choose the one that is right for you.