While nobody is to blame for bad weather, this does not excuse any driver who crashed with other cars. Regardless of the weather condition, every driver must exercise caution. Even a single mistake or careless decision can get others injured seriously and victims can file a personal injury claim against these negligent drivers. Grand Junction Personal Injury Lawyers can help file a claim and collect evidence to support it. A great injury attorney pays close attention to every client’s case that involves devastating injuries. They determine which party should be held liable in weather-related accidents that resulted in serious injuries. Here’s what your personal injury lawyer will do:
Proving there is Negligence
When you drive your car, you take responsibility for the safety of others on the road. Every driver has a duty of care they need to adhere to while driving their vehicles. This duty of care will be higher if the condition outside is less than ideal.
Moving too close to the car in front of a driver or driving the car too fast for the inclement condition is a reckless action that can put the lives of other drivers in danger. Such negligent actions make them liable for any accident they may cause.
If you believe your accident resulted from the negligence of the other driver, you must contact an attorney who will review your case and determine your eligibility for compensation. They know exactly how insurance companies determine liability in accidents that involve inclement weather. You may be able to hold the other driver liable if they failed to drive their car at a reasonable speed considering the weather conditions. Also, liability falls on them if they could have avoided the accident, were following too closely, and if the weather condition was known. The only time the weather could be at fault, is when it had been quite unexpected or unusual and that the driver could not have avoided it.
Calculating an Estimate of Your Compensation
If you suffered injuries in a vehicle accident because of another driver’s negligent action, you can be entitled to compensation. Your attorney will negotiate a favorable compensation with the insurance company of the at-fault party to cover the cost of your losses. These losses can include medication costs, emotional trauma, and medical bills. Despite the weather condition, there are some reasons you can still receive maximum compensation for your damages. If the driver who you think caused the accident is asserting that the weather is to blame for the accident, your lawyer knows how to counter this claim.