New Haven Adverse Weather Conditions Accident Lawyers
Adverse weather conditions refer to a weather event that increases the risk of a traffic accident. Weather like snow, rain, fog, and ice are examples of conditions that can make it difficult to drive safely. Driving in rain or snow can cause your vehicle to skid and veer off the road or into another car. If fog is present, you can’t see what’s coming up on the road ahead.
Finding fault in a car accident caused by adverse weather conditions can be complicated. Most people involved in a crash will blame the weather. However, the way someone drives in inclement weather can be a contributing factor to any auto accident. When the weather presents undesirable conditions on the roadways, drivers are expected to adjuster their actions behind the wheel. Slowing down and keeping a distance from the car ahead can easily prevent a collision.
The New Haven auto accident lawyers from Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are prepared to help you get the justice you deserve. We know the steps we need to take to recover financial compensation for your injuries. Insurance claims can be tricky, and proving fault in this type of situation is complicated. When you hire us, we will fight hard to get you the maximum settlement available. You can depend on us to be there for you every step of the way and provide you with the support you need.
If adverse weather conditions contributed to your car crash, call us at (203) 397-1283, fill out a contact form, or reach out online for a free consultation.
What Should I Do If Adverse Weather Conditions Resulted in My Accident?
When your injuries are a result of bad weather, you need to seek legal representation immediately and undergo medical treatment at an urgent care facility or hospital. When you hire us, we will open a thorough investigation into your accident and gather all the evidence we believe is necessary to prove the other driver was at fault. Some of the evidence we’ll obtain includes:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Photos of your injuries
- Photos of the accident scene
- Weather reports from the crash date
- Any available video surveillance of the accident
- Your medical records
- At-fault driver’s insurance policies
We will use the evidence we find to build a strong case so we can reach a favorable settlement agreement with the insurance company. We believe victims of these kinds of accidents should seek the justice they deserve. We will approach you with compassion and professionalism at all times. We want you to feel comfortable working with us, and we will strive to ensure you’re treated fairly. We’re open to answering all your questions and keeping you updated on the status of your case until it’s resolved. You can count on us to make you and your case a top priority from beginning to end.
Who Can Be Held Responsible For My Accident?
You might believe the other driver in your accident can’t be held liable for the injuries that resulted. However, if adverse weather conditions contributed to their reckless driving, you might have a solid case we can handle. Just because the weather was unfavorable at the time of the incident doesn’t mean the other party involved didn’t contribute to it in some way. During our investigation, we’ll look for signs of negligence on the part of the other driver.
If the other individual was reckless in any way, we could file a claim against their auto insurance company to seek compensation for your injuries. Some examples of reckless driving in lousy weather includes:
- Distracted driving
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Ignoring traffic signs and signals
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
If the driver failed to drive safely, they should be held liable and suffer the consequences. Weather alone doesn’t always create hazardous conditions that lead to a traffic incident. Driver error and inattention can increase the risk.
How Much Compensation Am I Entitled To For My Injuries?
If you’ve never been injured in a car accident, you might not know the expenses a settlement can cover. All drivers in Connecticut are required, by law to carry auto insurance with minimum bodily injury limits. Victims of an auto accident where someone else was at fault can utilize the coverage limits to recover payment for damages. Damages are the expenses you incurred as a direct result of your collision. The damages you’re eligible to receive compensation for include:
- Medical Bills: Any bill you received to recover from your injuries, such as ER, radiology, surgery, physical therapy, prescription medications, and home health services.
- Emotional Damage: Any emotional or psychological trauma you experienced after the incident occurred, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, shock, and stress.
- Pain and Suffering: Significant physical pain that prevented you from returning to your regular daily routine.
- Lost Wages: Salary, commissions, promotions, and bonuses you couldn’t earn as a result of your injuries.
- Loss of Consortium: Your loved one can seek compensation if their relationship with you was negatively impacted as a result of what happened to you.
- Wrongful Death: Loved ones of an individual killed in a car accident where there were adverse weather conditions can seek compensation for expenses like funeral and burial costs.
Whether your accident was minor or severe, you should be able to recover compensation for your damages. Depending on the limits in the negligent driver’s policy, you might be able to cover some or all of your expenses.
Need A Lawyer? Call Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers for Your Free Consultation
You will want an experienced New Haven auto accident lawyer on your side. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients, so there’s no risk or obligation to speak with us. We will be happy to meet with you to review the details of your accident and provide the best options available to you. We know you don’t want your case to drag on unnecessarily for months or years. We use our team of legal professionals to ensure your case won’t fall through the cracks.
Our New Haven car accident lawyers are ready to stand up and fight for you. Our legal team is available 24/7 to answer your questions at a time that’s most convenient for you. Call us at (203) 397-1283 today so we can schedule your free consultation.