What If My Car Accident Happened on Ice? | Denver Injury Lawyers

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Perhaps more than any other factor, inclement weather can cause or significantly contribute to a car accident.  When the roads are covered in snow and ice, these slippery conditions can make it difficult and even impossible to safely operate and control your vehicle.  When you lose control of your vehicle in icy and snowy weather, the results can be serious and devastating.

If you have been in a car accident that involved snowy or icy weather conditions, one question that might arise is whether you can still take legal action or obtain compensation for your injuries and other damages. The following includes some of the things you should be aware of if you’ve been involved in a car accident on ice.

Proving Negligence in a Car Accident Case

As with most car accident cases, you must be able to establish that someone else was negligent or at fault for the accident and any injuries or other damages caused by the accident.  If there were other drivers involved in your car accident and you think that they may be liable, you might be able to seek compensation from that other motorist.

If your accident involved your car only, however, insurance companies will typically review your case to determine whether you engaged in negligent actions that might have caused or contributed to your accident.  If the roads are icy or snowy, you are expected to take reasonable actions, so as to limit your chances of an accident.  This might mean slowing down for the conditions, having snow tires on your vehicle, and leaving enough room between your vehicle and other vehicles or objects on the road.

Insurance companies will also likely look at how severe the weather actually was, and whether the roads were salted or otherwise treated at the time of the accident. If you failed to take reasonable precautionary actions to avoid your crash, your recovery might be limited; if you were distracted, under the influence, or otherwise negligent, your insurance company will likely not compensate you.

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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

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MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)

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Weather Is Unpredictable During Colorado Winters

When it comes to weather, anything can happen, especially during the winter. Snow or ice storms can come out of nowhere, leaving you to navigate your vehicle through what are oftentimes treacherous conditions.  Weather can be a factor in a car accident, but it cannot be held liable for any injuries or other damages that occur as a result.  After you’ve been involved in a weather-related crash, it can be difficult to establish and prove to your insurance company that you were not necessarily at fault for the incident.

If you’ve been in a car accident that you believe was due to snowy or icy weather conditions, it is important that you consult with an experienced Denver car accident lawyer as soon as possible.  A skilled personal injury attorney who has a proven record in dealing with bad-weather car accident cases can help piece together evidence to prove that you were not at fault for the crash.

Experienced and Knowledgeable Denver Car Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to inclement weather, the Denver personal injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group will work tirelessly to help you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (800) 863-5312 to schedule your free and confidential consultation.