More caution is needed on Kentucky roads during winter months

On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The winter can bring forth fond memories of spending time with family around the fire. However, more often than not, Old Man Winter delivers chilly temperatures and unsafe driving conditions. The colder months are responsible for countless car accidents each year. It is for that reason why it is so important to implement safe driving practices during the winter months.

Driving recklessly in hazardous weather conditions not only puts you at risk, but puts everyone else on the road at risk. Often what would be a single-car accident will result in a several-car pileup in poor weather conditions. Officials are blaming a wave of car accidents on Kentucky’s recent wet weather conditions.

According to officials, a car accident in Kentucky is believed to have been the result of unsafe driving conditions. A van is said to have slid into the back of another car due to slick roads. The driver of the car was brought to the hospital. Fortunately, they were later discharged and are expected to fully recover.

Although officials believe weather conditions contributed to the crash, if investigators determine that a driver’s negligence caused the accident, that person should be held accountable. People expect that the roads they drive on will be safe. When reckless drivers cause harm to other people they may face a personal injury lawsuit.

If you are in the Covington area and find yourself injured in a car accident, it may be wise to consult with an experienced attorney. An experienced attorney can work with you to ensure you receive the compensation that you deserve.

Source: Lex18, “Wet roads blamed for several accidents across Kentucky,” Feb. 5, 2012

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