Inclement Weather & Reckless Driving
Get A Skilled Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney On Your Side
When bad weather strikes, car accidents are bound to happen. Lowered visibility and slippery roads from precipitation increases even the best drivers' risk of being involved in an accident, especially if other drivers do not alter their driving habits to match the conditions of the road. It is imperative that motorists alter their driving to accommodate for hazards that are presented by poor weather to stay safe and avoid causing accidents. When drivers ignore this duty, they put innocent people at risk and can be held liable for any damages they cause in the event of an accident. If you have been injured in a collision with a reckless driver, a Philadelphia car accident lawyer from Laynas & Georges, P.C. can help you file a personal injury claim and advocate for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Get started towards filing a claim by calling our office today at (215) 987-3332.
The Dangers Of Driving In Harsh Weather
Bad weather such as extreme rain, snow, hail, ice, and wind can make the roadways unsafe. For this reason, it is crucial that drivers take certain steps to accommodate for these conditions such as reducing their speed, increasing following distance, driving without distractions, and ensuring that all signals and lights are functioning properly.
Inclement weather conditions can introduce the following hazards:
- Decreased visibility
- Increased risk of hydroplaning
- Slippery roads from ice, rain, and sleet
- Storm debris on the roads
- Longer distance required to stop
If you were injured in a collision with a reckless driver during bad weather, you may be entitled to recover compensation for things like medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering. Since compensation will vary on a case-by-case basis, it is important you consult with our firm to review your legal options and determine the best course of action to pursue.
Trust In A Firm With 30+ Years Of Experience
Nobody should have to deal with the consequences of a negligent driver's actions. At Laynas & Georges, P.C., our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys have recovered millions on behalf of countless clients since our firm's inception in 1981. Protecting your rights is our top priority, and we are prepared to do whatever is necessary to help you get through this difficult time. Having earned an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for our outstanding ethical conduct and dedication, your case is sure to be in excellent hands.
Contact our firm online or request a free consultation today to get started!