Winter car accidents in WNY are a common occurrence. With hazardous road conditions, determining liability can be tough. If you’ve been injured in a car accident this winter, contact our Buffalo injury attorneys for a free consultation.
During this time of the year, we tend to get a lot of calls from potential clients where weather played a factor in their winter car accident accident. They often ask, what involvement if any does the weather play in their case, and how will it affect a potential claim that they may need to bring for personal injury and pain and suffering. Weather is a factor in many accidents, whether it just be wet, slippery roadways, icy, snow, whether the visibility is decreased to zero because of heavy fog. What the law provides for those types of cases is an obligation for all drivers to act safely and drive appropriately in terms of the conditions that are in existence at that time. What that means is you are deemed to be obligated to drive according to whatever is presented out there with the weather.
One of the things that people are ticketed for (sometimes when it’s weather related) is called driving too fast for the conditions. Even though they may not have been speeding according to those street signs, you can’t go the posted speed limit if there’s extremely heavy snow or ice present. You have to control your vehicle, and you have an obligation to act safely and prevent accidents or injuries to others.
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