Who is Liable in a Car Accident on Slick Roads?

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Snow, Ice, and Even Rain Cause Slick Roads and Lead to Wrecks

Winters in Texas are generally pretty mild.  But then the snow and ice storms come along and cause mayhem.  Life doesn’t stop because the weather turns foul; most people still have to commute to work on the slick roads.

When the roads are slick, the chances of being in a car accident are exponentially greater.  Combine that with heavy traffic in Dallas and the metroplex, and it can be dangerous to be on the road.

But if you are in an accident, do you know who is liable in varying situations?  The car accident specialists at Herbert & Eberstein have you covered so you know your rights and what to do after the accident.

You May be Liable for the Accident

As a motorist, you are required to drive in a safe manner given the conditions of the road.  When things get slick, it’s your responsibility to slow down and avoid driving if you’re not comfortable with your abilities.

When you’re driving and you hit ice, snow, or any other slick spot, and you lose control of your vehicle, you may be liable for the accident; even if you felt you were driving in a safe manner given the conditions.

Another Motorist May be Liable for the Accident

If you’re struck by another vehicle, however, it’s similar to any other car accident.  The other motorists have the same responsibility to drive in a safe manner as you do.  If they don’t, and they cause the accident, they may be held liable.

Your Mechanic Maybe Liable for the Accident

If your vehicle suffers from mechanical failure on the slick roads, the mechanic that worked on your vehicle may be held liable.

This is not always the case though.  Sometimes parts will fail simply because they wore out.  If your vehicle suffered a failure after being repaired recently, then you need to get in touch with Herbert & Eberstein to ensure that your accident is investigated thoroughly.

The City or State May be Liable for the Accident

Governments are responsible to keep the streets in good working order.  That means not letting them fall into disrepair, and keeping them clear so that driving is reasonably safe.  If the party responsible to keep the roads clear for driving has failed to do so, they may be at fault for the accident.

Filing a claim against a municipality is much harder than against another motorist’s insurance company.  You generally have less than 6 months to do so, and you will need the assistance of a personal injury car crash attorney.

No Matter What, Contact Herbert & Eberstein After Your Accident

If you have been involved in an accident because of the slick roads in the winter, it’s always a good idea to chat with your local car accident attorney to make sure that you are being fully compensated.

Slick roads are dangerous, but Zach Herbert and Brian Eberstein are here to help.  Fill out the contact form, or simply call 214-414-3808 and let’s get you financially restored so you can keep on with your life.