Weather Related Car Accidents
The first duty of any driver is to operate his or her vehicle in a manner befitting the conditions found on the roadway at the time of driving. For example, if the surface of the road were in disrepair due to lack of maintenance, it would be ill advised for a motorist to drive at the same speed and in the same way that he or she might were the same road in its ideal state. Much more frequently, adverse weather conditions are the problematic issue and they can turn Sheboygan streets and highways into a hazardous place.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another motorist’s failure to drive safely under the weather conditions present when the collision occurred, then you may be entitled to pursue a legal action. To learn more about your legal rights and options as you seek fair compensation, contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
Dangerous Weather Conditions
It would seem to be both logical and sensible for a driver to take all proper precautions to avoid unnecessarily causing or becoming involved in an accident. Yet despite this seemingly logical impulse, some drivers wrongly believe that their vehicles are too robust to be at risk, or more troublingly, are simply too impatient to slow down in the face of inclement weather. Here are just a few potential driving dangers posed by weather:
- Strong winds – in Wisconsin, strong and even tornado force winds may occur, pushing smaller vehicles out of their lanes and toppling 18-wheelers or other vehicles with a high center of gravity
- Rain – even a light rain has the potential to make the road surface very slick, heavier rainfall can limit visibility and may also collect in pools on the roadway, leading to a loss of control
- Snow and ice – snow and ice can drastically compromise a vehicle’s traction and can interfere with braking and handling
We can help you to ensure that your needs are properly met in the aftermath of a car accident. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 for more information.