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Car Accidents In Winter Weather — Recovering Compensation

As winter takes hold in Colorado, the number of weather-related car accidents on the road are increasing. With winter comes snow, ice, fog, sleet, wind, and rain, all of which contribute to slippery roads and poor visibility. 

The chances of getting into a car accident are higher during the winter months, even if you are driving extra cautiously. Winter car accidents can lead to severe injuries and fatalities. 

Our attorneys at the Kanthaka Group can help you recover financial compensation if you were injured in a car accident because of bad weather conditions or negligence on the part of another driver. Let’s get into the details. 

Winter Weather Conditions That Can Lead To Car Accidents In Colorado: 

Icy Roads 

During the winter, icy conditions can pose a great danger for drivers. The presence of black ice can cause a vehicle to skid off the road and strike another vehicle or an object nearby.

Snow and Sleet 

Falling snow can decrease visibility and pile up on traffic signs and signals. Whiteout conditions can lead to major car accidents, including fatalities.

Fog

During the winter months, foggy conditions can affect your visibility. You may be tempted to turn on the high beams to increase visibility, but this will only make the issue worse. 

Rain 

The rain can also decrease visibility and cause your tires to become slippery. When wet, road surfaces don’t provide as much traction as they do when they’re dry, so stopping takes more time. When braking in these conditions, a car may lose control and crash.  

High-Speed Winds 

High-speed winds blow snow, debris, and dust into the air affecting visibility. The wind can also push your vehicle around and cause you to lose control.  

Who Is Liable For Winter Weather-Related Car Accidents? 

Nobody can control the weather. But drivers who are reckless, exceed speed limits on icy roads, or do not follow at a safe distance can cause a serious accident. If you have been hurt in such an accident, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. 

What Damages Can You Recover From A Winter Weather Accident? 

Winter accidents can be very difficult for those who sustain injuries, financial losses, and pain and suffering. 

You have a right to hold the at-fault party responsible for the accident and to receive compensation for these losses. 

Contact Our Experienced Colorado Car Accident Attorneys

At the Kanthaka Group, we have experienced attorneys and staff that will guide you through the legal process of recovering from a winter car accident. Please call 719-633-2222 to arrange a FREE consultation with one of our attorneys today.

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