The news is sprinkled with reports of accidents of cars losing control or sliding on the roads because of snow or ice. While the weather may be a contributing factor to an accident, it cannot be deemed the cause. This means if you are hit by a driver during snowy or icy weather and they blame the accident solely on the weather, do not accept it.
Mother Nature can never be deemed at-fault for a vehicle accident.
Can I file a claim against a driver who hit me because of a snowy road?
As motorists, every individual behind the wheel of a vehicle has the responsibility of driving according to the conditions of the roadway. For example, if a car is driving on the road and ends up losing control and hits your vehicle, causing property damage or injury, it is their fault. While we understand the snow or ice played a role in the accident, the driver themselves may not have operated the vehicle at the necessary speed or with the appropriate caution, leading to the accident.
Defensive driving is something that Ohio drivers must know how to do. If not, they are bound to cause an accident at one point or another.
Winter Weather Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been the victim of another driver’s inability to drive defensively during winter weather, call our car accident lawyers at 800.637.8170. We can help you to obtain the compensation that you deserve for the property damage or injuries you’ve suffered as a result of the other driver’s failure to operate their vehicle according to the conditions of the roadway.
Call our office to review your accident, ask our lawyers what to do next, and receive a free case evaluation. We also recommend ordering a free copy of The Ohio Accident Book to be your guide throughout the legal process.