Winter is here, and although the weather has been somewhat mild, it’s only a matter of time before ice, sleet, and snow start to fall at a considerable rate. When that happens, Montana’s roads will turn treacherous, leaving you and your loved ones at risk of being seriously injured in a car or truck accident.
How dangerous are roads subjected to wintry conditions?
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 1,300 people die each year in accidents that occur in wintry conditions. Another 116,000 people are injured in these kinds of wrecks. This means that each year, thousands upon thousands are families are left to pick up the pieces after these devastating crashes.
What should you do if you’re injured in a winter accident?
First, you need to seek out medical care. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to start considering if your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. If it was, then it’s time to gather evidence so that you can build a strong personal injury case.
Key factors in your case when weather was a factor include the other driver’s speed, where on the road the impact occurred, and when the other driver hit their brakes. You’ll want to be comprehensive in analyzing the facts of your case, as these wintry road claims often involve aggressive defense arguments that try to attribute the wreck to the weather and nothing else.
Are you ready to fight for the outcome you deserve?
A wintry crash can take a lot from you and your family. You deserve better. But to obtain the outcome that you want, you have to be prepared to fight to win your case. Fortunately, that’s not a process that you have to face alone.