The winter season always increases the risk of a car accident. When a rare snowstorm occurs, the risk of a car accident increases even more. Recently, the South, including Virginia, experienced a snowstorm that immobilized traffic and left many drivers stranded out on the road. This storm also caused hundreds of accidents and injuries, and it is reported that at least three people have died.
Snowstorms Create Hazardous Road Conditions
As a snowstorm in the South is a rare occurrence, southern states are usually not prepared or equipped to handle a snowstorm. The storm seemed to cause a bigger issue when everybody tried to make it home before it began. Instead, people got caught in traffic jams, and the icy roads caused some drivers to run into each other or off the road. Negligent drivers might also have caused some accidents if they were driving too fast for the weather and road conditions.
With our state and other southern states not being prepared for a snowstorm it is important to be even more careful when driving. You may not cause an accident, but another driver may run into you, or the icy roads may make you lose control of your vehicle.
We Can Help
If you are involved in an auto accident, it is important to know what steps to take. If the accident is not your fault and you are injured, you should first seek medical attention. Next, you may want to file a lawsuit. You may be rewarded financial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of wages if you were not able to work after the accident. This storm and others before it, have proven the dangers of inclement weather. It is good to know what to do as you are at an increased risk of being involved in an accident during this time.
Contact the auto accident lawyers of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC at 703-691-8333 today to schedule your free consultation. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.