Accidents Caused By Dangerous Road Conditions
When road conditions are less than ideal, drivers must take extra precautions. If they do not, they can cause serious accidents that injure other drivers, passengers or pedestrians.
Johnstone & Gabhart, LLP, provides representation to car accident victims and their families. We will pursue the compensation you need for all of your past, current and future losses. Please speak with us at 877-416-5457 or contact us online today to learn more. We serve clients in West Virginia from our Charleston office.
Driving In Hazardous Conditions
When roads are dangerous, it doesn’t take much to cause an accident. Simply stopping the vehicle in time can be difficult or impossible. It can also be hard to adapt to changing traffic conditions.
Roads can become dangerous because of:
- Sleet or ice
- Road construction zones
- Defective roadways
These issues can impair a driver’s vision, cause the roadway to be slick or bumpy, or mean that the road is narrower. Lower speeds and extreme caution are necessary to drive safely under such conditions.
Drivers who fail to drive carefully in poor conditions may be liable for accidents and injuries they cause. We will seek compensation for your vehicle damage, medical bills, lost income and benefits, and pain and suffering.
Vehicle accidents can result in a range of severe injuries, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, fractured bones, amputations, crush injuries, burns, lacerations, back injuries and internal organ damage. Accident victims may be left with permanent scarring, disfigurement and disability. These types of injuries require significant medical care that may last for months or years. You need a lawyer who will aggressively go after the full amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.