When dangerous winter weather hits Middle Tennessee, the area often shuts down for hours or days while we wait for the snow and ice to melt or for roads to be treated. However, many people must still drive to work, school, and other obligations regardless of what the roads are like. When roads are treacherous, drivers are expected to slow down and proceed with extra caution.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Many winter weather crashes are caused by drivers who drive as if it’s a warm and dry sunny day despite there being snow and even black ice on the road. Their lack of care causes them to lose control of their vehicles, and the snow and ice cause their brakes to work less effectively. The end result is a preventable crash.
At Ponce Law, it’s our goal to hold negligent drivers accountable when they injure innocent people. That includes when they fail to adjust their driving habits during inclement weather, such as by driving slower and beginning to break earlier. A driver traveling at the posted speed limit, rather than below that speed, on a road that’s covered in ice and snow isn’t doing their part to keep themselves and others safe, and when they crash into innocent people, they can and should be held liable!
If you get hurt in a winter weather crash this season, the Nashville car accident lawyers at Ponce Law are here to help. Contact us anytime for a free consultation.