Weather Conditions and Car Accidents
A motorist’s fundamental responsibility is to drive in a manner that is suitable for roadway and traffic conditions. The failure to do this can have dire consequences. Car accidents caused by negligent drivers who refuse to alter their driving behaviors and actions in response to adverse weather conditions can result in severe injuries for innocent motorists, passengers, and pedestrians. The troubling truth of the matter is that many of these accidents could be prevented entirely by the exercise of basic precautions.
If you have been the victim of another motorist’s willful negligence in the face of adverse weather conditions then it might be appropriate for you to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation for your medical bills and other damages. Our skilled and experienced attorneys are prepared to help you protect your legal rights. Contact the Madison car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.
How Weather Affects Driving
Some of the ways in which the adverse weather such as rain might affect driving are:
- High winds can topple vehicles with a high center of gravity
- Winds can make it difficult to handle any size vehicle but especially smaller passenger cars and motorcycles
- Fog, rain and, snow can all obscure visibility
- Fog, rain, snow, and ice can compromise handling and braking ability as tires lose traction
The important thing for all drivers to recognize is that it is simply impossible to drive and handle a vehicle in harsh weather in the same way that one would under ideal conditions. Everything from a car’s structural design to the combined effects of the surrounding architecture can play a role in influencing a weather-related crash.
You deserve to be fairly compensated for the physical and emotional injuries inflicted upon you by a reckless driver; we may be able to help. Contact the Madison car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.