The roadways in Louisiana can be unpredictable. Between heavy rains, winds, and other weather phenomena, drivers need to always be on their guard. When a driver lets their defense down for even a second in these hazardous driving conditions, they may potentially be putting countless lives at stake. These accidents are more upsetting when you have suffered injuries by another party, and you were doing everything right on your end. When a driver fails to prevent an accident, they should be held accountable for the damages that ensue. The legal team at the Morris Bart law firm can help protect your right to compensation when you have suffered injuries as a result of the negligence of another party. Dangerous road conditions are a major cause of how crashes occur on our state’s roadways. That is why drivers need to be especially careful when they see the telltale signs that these conditions may impair their driving. When they choose to ignore these signs, they are causing unnecessary risks that can lead to an accident. We have worked with countless clients who have suffered injuries in these types of changing weather and road condition accidents in New Orleans. As a result, there is a good chance we have seen a case just like yours, and we can use that experience to help you move on with the rest of your recovery. No matter what type of physical or mental injury you might suffer as a result of your accident, our attorneys will see to it that you get the legal representation you deserve. When you have sustained injuries in an accident, the last thing you need to worry about is how you are going to make ends meet. Through the damages awarded when these claims settle or go to trial, you can use that money to go toward medical bills, lost wages, mental anguish, vehicle damage, and more. To find out more about how the failure to heed changing weather or road condition lawyers serving New Orleans and New Orleans East at the Morris Bart law firm can help, call today at (504) 613-4771 for your free consultation. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get started.
Causes of Failure to Heed Changing Weather or Road Conditions Accidents
While there is no one exact cause of these unique types of accidents, there are several factors that can increase the level of danger a driver exhibits. The solution is simple enough, by slowing down and exercising extreme caution, accidents caused by changing weather and road conditions could mostly be avoided. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding claimed 9,378 lives in 2018. The fact that so many of these accidents could be prevented is what makes these types of accidents so tragic. There will always be accidents that happen purely by mistake, but when a driver refuses to fully examine the situation in front of them on a roadway, they are making themselves liable for the results of their poor decisions. In addition to speeding, these causes may also include:
- Distracted driving
- Stopping too slowly or quickly at an intersection
- Failure to yield
- Following too closely
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Not watching for pedestrians
- Driving while tired or falling asleep at the wheel
- Driving intoxicated
- Poor car maintenance, such as having bald tires
- And more
When it comes to driving in poor weather conditions, there is also the issue of the duty of care. A driver is expected to behave responsibly for their own vehicle when they are driving on our roadways, which includes exercising the necessary safety protocols when inclement weather becomes a factor. The types of safety measures that need to be utilized include, but are not limited to:
- Using windshield wipers
- Employing proper braking techniques
- Having headlights that work
- Functioning turn signals
- Proper vehicle maintenance of all systems
- And more
For a free legal consultation with a Failure to Heed Changing Weather or Road Condition Accident lawyer serving New Orleans, call 800-537-8185
Attorneys by Your Side
Here at the Morris Bart law firm, we understand how harrowing a car accident can be. Physical injuries aside, the mental anguish can take a toll on your relationships with loved ones long after the scars fade. Between lost wages, an inability to work, failure to make future commitments, loss of interest, and other mental setbacks, a car accident can cost you a lot more than money for hospital bills. That is why we aim to do everything we can to help protect our client’s rights to compensation. We will work to determine who was at fault in your case by examining any applicable video surveillance footage, photographic evidence, forensic evidence, cell phone records, medical documents, bills, eyewitness testimony, and more. Together, we will aim to get you back on your feet and back to your life. To talk to a New Orleans failure to heed changing weather or road condition lawyer, call us today at (504) 613-4771 for your free consultation.
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