Driving can be risky on any given day. Between unexpected road conditions and poor drivers, there always seem to be obstacles to driving that we must take care to look for. Some hazards, however, can be difficult to anticipate and may not even be noticeable until you are already bearing down upon them. One of these elusive driving dangers is black ice.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car accident involving black ice, consider contacting the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
What is Black Ice?
What we call “black” ice is actually completely transparent ice that appears black because the road underneath is visible. Because there is no sign of frost, it can be impossible to tell that black ice is covering the road, especially from far away. During the winter, clear sheets of ice may cover portions of the road, creating a major hazard for unsuspecting drivers. Even careful drivers keeping an eye out for ice may overlook a patch of black ice that could send the car careening off of the road.
Black Ice and Accident Liability
Sometimes black ice builds up on the road because of freezing rain, sleet, or other natural conditions. In other cases, however, someone may unnecessarily cause black ice to build up in a place that creates a threat for other drivers. For example, property owners who fail to turn off their sprinkler systems or hoses in freezing weather may create an icy patch in the street. A business’s dumping water or other liquids into a driveway or parking lot may also cause black ice to build up and create a hazard.
When someone else is responsible for the hazard that caused your accident, he or she may be held liable for your accident-related expenses. An accident can result in physical, emotional, and financial costs that can follow you long into the future, but you do not have to face this burden alone. Our Sheboygan personal injury lawyers are prepared to fight on your behalf to hold the liable party accountable in court and to recover the injury compensation that you deserve.
For sound legal advice and assistance regarding your car accident and how you can initiate a lawsuit for compensation, contact the Sheboygan car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.