Hurt in a Crash Because of Bad Road Conditions? You Have OptionsFebruary 10, 2021
- 1. Poor Conditions Cause Too Many Car Accidents in Alabama
- 2. An Attorney Can Help Uncover How Poor Conditions Contributed to Your Accident
- 3. Hurt in a Crash in Bad Weather or on Bad Roads? Don’t Wait to Call Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys
As safe as we try to be on the road, not everyone shares the same level of caution. Unusually icy roads, winding streets, and loose gravel are all enough to cause inattentive or reckless drivers to lose control — and cause disastrous results when their recklessness in poor conditions causes them to crash into others.
If you were hurt in a crash in bad weather or poor terrain because another driver wasn’t being cautious enough, you have options and may be owed financial compensation for your suffering. Keep reading to learn more.
Poor Conditions Cause Too Many Car Accidents in Alabama
When you think of bad driving weather or bad road conditions, images of ice, mud, or even a freak snowstorm may spring to mind. While an Alabama ice storm can be dangerous, it’s not the only thing that causes drivers to lose control and cause a crash.
In fact, seemingly “normal” conditions can actually pose a huge hazard for drivers and people on the road with them. They include:
- Winding, unpredictable roads
- Loose gravel or sand
- Downed tree limbs and branches
- Heavy rain
- High winds
- Ice or snow
While these circumstances are very different, they’re all dangerous and have caused people to lose control of their vehicle. According to 2018 statistics from the Alabama Department of Transportation:
- About one in three accidents take place on a curved road but account for half of all car crash fatalities.
- Over 31,000 car crashes in Alabama (roughly 20%) were on wet, icy, slushy, or muddy roads.
- 6% of crash fatalities were on roads during poor conditions: rain, ice, slush, or mud.
If you were hurt by someone who was driving too fast for the conditions—whether that’s a curvy road, low visibility, or bad weather, you shouldn’t have to pay for your medical bills, lose out on unearned wages, or worry about how you’ll put your life back together.
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An Attorney Can Help Uncover How Poor Conditions Contributed to Your Accident
Filing an insurance claim or even a lawsuit against the dangerous driver who hurt you is one way to get your life back on track. An insurance claim outlines the financial damages you’ve suffered based on the other driver’s irresponsible actions and demands compensation on your behalf.
However, you’ll need ample evidence to prove the other driver was being reckless and unsafe for the conditions. This can include notes from the police report or other sources, like security camera footage or weather reports.
Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys knows how to investigate a complex crash and prove that the driver responsible made a mistake, like driving too fast or too recklessly for the weather or road conditions. These cases can be complex and hard to prove, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need more information about your options.
Hurt in a Crash in Bad Weather or on Bad Roads? Don’t Wait to Call Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys
If you were hurt by a reckless person driving too fast for the weather or road conditions, you deserve to understand your legal options. At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we’ve dedicated our careers to making sure injured people have the financial resources they need to move on after a crash.
To learn more about how we help our clients find closure, understand your options, and decide what to do next, please feel free to contact our office and schedule a free, confidential case evaluation with one of our skilled personal injury attorneys. Make your appointment today by calling (251) 888-8888 or complete this brief form. And if you’re too ill or injured to travel to one of our office locations, we can meet with you remotely or in your home.
Alabama Department of Transportation. (2019). 2018 Crash Facts. https://www.dot.state.al.us/dsweb/divted/SafetyPlanning/pdf/2018FactsBook.pdf
The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.
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