If you have been injured by a negligent driver in a car accident in bad weather, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Proving negligence in a bad-weather accident can be complicated, so your best course of action is to consult an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Since 1959, Munley Law has been the go-to law firm for injured victims. Our car accident lawyers have earned the highest possible peer and client ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, and have been named among the Best Lawyers in America by the legal guide Best Lawyers. We have won millions of dollars on behalf of our clients in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and all over the United States.
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a careless driver in bad weather, contact us today. The car accident lawyers at Munley Law welcome your inquiries, and we offer free consultations. Call us at (855) 866-5529.
Proving Negligence in a Weather-Related Car Accident
In bad weather, the chances of a car accident increase significantly. Inclement weather such as fog, rain, sleet, snow, and ice can reduce visibility, traction, speed control, and brake performance. For this reason, drivers must adjust their speed and take extra care when traveling in bad weather conditions. Drivers who fail to do so not only put their own lives at risk, but they also endanger everyone else around them.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, weather causes more than 1.3 million crashes in the U.S. each year. These crashes result in more than 6,000 deaths and 480,000 injuries annually. Pennsylvania is among the states most at risk for icy road deaths.
Although bad weather makes for dangerous driving conditions, the at-fault driver may still be held responsible. Their insurance company may try to deny liability, claiming that the weather conditions caused the crash. However, the defendant may have failed to take necessary safety precautions, such as lowering speed, using headlights, or completely clearing snow/ice from their vehicle before driving. A car accident lawyer at Munley Law will help determine whether driver negligence played a part in your crash.
Hire the Best Car Accident Law Firm
If you have suffered an injury because another driver failed to drive safely in adverse weather conditions, we are here to help. You will need an experienced team on your side to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
At Munley Law, we operate on a contingent fee basis. This means that we do not collect a fee unless we win your case. And, our initial consultation is free, so you risk nothing by coming to speak with a lawyer at our firm. Contact us today at (855) 866-5529.