The experienced car accident lawyers at Brent Gordon Law have handled many car accident cases that occurred from icy road conditions. A common question asked is “what do you do when your car is sliding on ice?” Driving on icy can be nearly impossible. If you can, stay home. If you must go out, slow down!
Three Vehicle Crash in Idaho Falls Due to Icy Roads
A semi truck slid on icy roads in Idaho Falls crashing into another vehicle. Following this semi truck accident, another vehicle collided with the first two vehicles. Thankfully, no one was injured in this three car pile-up. No one needed to be taken to a hospital for evaluation of injuries. All persons involved in the accident were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision. The southbound lanes of US91 were blocked while crews worked to clear the accident.
Tips for Driving on Icy Roads
- Slow down! Even when driving a vehicle with four-wheel drive, be cautious and drive under the speed limit.
- If you can, stay home and stay off icy roads.
- Pay attention to the weather conditions; especially during Winter months.
- Avoid braking. It is better to slow down naturally instead of using your brakes on ice.
- If you are sliding, turn into the slide. Turn your wheels in the direction the rear of your vehicle is going. Be careful though not to overcorrect.
Liability for Car Accidents on Icy Roads
Just like a driver will be held liable for an accident on dry roads, a driver is liable for causing an accident on icy roads. When you get behind the wheel knowing road conditions are hazardous, take extra precautions. Drive extra carefully, slow down, brake properly and do not tailgate. A driver may be charged with reckless driving even if they are going the posted speed limit when road conditions are icy or otherwise hazardous. Panic braking or not steering properly and causing you to lose control of the car can also expose you to liability if you cause a car accident.
Car Accident Lawyers in Idaho Falls and Pocatello
Your best option is to stay home to avoid a car accident on ice or snowy roads. If you must drive, go slow! A safe speed is less than 45 mph even on the highway. In the event you are involved in a car accident, call the experienced and professional car accident lawyers at Brent Gordon Law Firm to handle your case. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation, not just big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call the law office of Brent Gordon today for a free consultation. This is your opportunity to discuss your car accident case with an experienced, trusted and aggressive attorney in Idaho Falls and/or Pocatello.
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