What should I do if I was in a car accident due to severe weather?
Recently, the state of Nevada has been faced with extreme weather. Driving in heavy rain or snow can be very dangerous, especially when drivers are not acclimated to such conditions. Even if a driver is doing everything they can to drive safely during severe weather conditions, it may not be enough to stop them from being involved in an accident. With that said, drivers who fail to take proper precautions when the weather is bad and continue to drive recklessly can increase their chances of getting in an accident tremendously. These accidents can have significant impacts on the lives of the victims for years down the road and often result in serious emotional, physical, and financial burdens. If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you take your legal options into consideration.
What should I do after a weather-related accident?
It’s no secret that when driving in heavy rain or snow, visibility, traction, and vehicle control are significantly reduced. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and decide to take legal action, it is important to be aware that you must prove that the other party’s negligence resulted in the accident, even if severe weather was a factor. Of course, fulfilling the burden of proof is often challenging. Therefore, there are a few critical steps that you need to take as soon as possible after the accident. In addition to calling law enforcement to report the accident and receive any necessary immediate medical attention, you should be sure to notify your automobile insurance company right away. Additionally, if there were any witnesses to the accident, it is critical that you obtain witness statements before leaving the scene of the accident. If police are on the scene of the accident, they will often speak with any nearby witnesses who are present. These statements can provide key evidence when trying to piece together what caused the accident.
If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident where serious weather was a factor, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you with your case. Contact our firm today.
When individuals in Las Vegas are injured due to the negligence of another party, they can turn to Lawrence C. Hill & Associates for quality legal assistance. Whether you were injured on someone else’s property, were injured by a negligent driver, or impacted by negligence in another way, we are here to help. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.