Idaho State Police reported several slide off car accidents in the Pocatello area on Interstate 15 and Interstate 86. Winter weather often can cause a variety of hazardous road conditions which lead to car accidents. Conditions such as black ice, heavy snowfall or roadways which have not been cleared of snow, make for bad driving conditions that can easily cause a car accident. So the questions is, who is at fault for an accident caused by Winter driving conditions?
Who is at Fault for an Accident Caused by Winter Driving Conditions?
When filing a claim for a car crash caused by bad Winter driving conditions, insurance companies may make some allowances for poor road conditions. However, it is still the driver’s responsibility to take precautions when driving on slick roads.
Determining Fault After an Accident Caused by Winter Driving Conditions
After a car accident, all circumstances of the accident will be reviewed. Things such as weather conditions, bad road conditions and if the driver attempted to avoid a collision. Despite road conditions, the driver is ultimately responsible to keep their vehicle under control and drive safely. That is why drivers are expected to take extra precautions when driving on slick roadways.
In some cases, a 50/50 fault may be determined if both drivers lost control of their vehicle due to slick conditions. This would acknowledge that the fault is shared by both drivers involved in the car accident.
Right to Appeal
If you have been determined at-fault for an accident but feel that determination is wrong, you have the right to appeal the decision. In such cases, you may decide to cite bad weather conditions or hazardous road conditions as the reason for the accident. However, unless you can prove the other party to be at fault, citing the road conditions will not be very helpful to your case. The accident will likely be treated the same as any at-fault accident no matter the contributing factors.
Car Accidents Due to Winter Driving Conditions
The best thing you can do for yourself is to use extreme caution while driving on slick roadways. Here are some tips for Winter driving.
In the event you do end up in a car accident, contact the experienced attorneys of Brent Gordon Law Firm to handle your case. Our experienced, trusted and knowledgeable attorneys will fight for every penny you are owed. In addition, if you have been wrongfully found at fault, our attorneys can investigate the car accident to discover who is truly at fault. Call our Pocatello law office now at (208) 232-7274 or our Idaho Falls law office at (208) 552-0467. We offer a free case review from a trusted personal injury attorney. Contact us now to get started on your case.
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