Driving when there’s snow and ice on the ground is inherently dangerous. It makes it more difficult to slow down and stop, and it also makes drivers more likely to lose control of their vehicles. Although road crews in Middle Tennessee work hard to keep our roads safe during winter weather, there’s no avoiding the fact that ice builds up on roads, especially when it’s raining or sleeting.
Even when winter weather crashes seem unavoidable due to inclement weather, drivers may still be held liable if they crash into other vehicles. When snow and ice are on the ground and traction is reduced, drivers are expected to reduce their speed and drive with extreme caution. When it can be proven that drivers didn’t take every possible precaution and then caused crashes, they can be held liable for victims’ damages.
It’s common for injured victims of ice and snow-related crashes to hesitate to file compensation claims against other drivers, but you shouldn’t let inclement weather dissuade you from seeking damages. Otherwise, you may be paying out of pocket. The Nashville auto accident lawyers at Ponce Law are familiar with winter weather crashes, and we know how to help you get the money you’re owed. Contact us today.