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Evansville Inclement Weather Car Accident Attorneys

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Evansville Inclement Weather Car Accident Attorneys

Car accidents can occur for a number of reasons, but bad weather adds a hazardous element that multiplies the risks. Rain and flooding, snow, fog, high winds, and ice all contribute to dangerous driving conditions. Low visibility, slippery wet roads, and the mistakes of other motorists compound the risks normally associated with driving and can lead to a devastating crash. Injuries can be severe, ranging from minor fractures and sprains to bone breaks, cranial damage, or death.

If you’ve been in an accident in inclement weather and the other driver was at fault, you may be entitled to compensatory damages. The accident lawyers at [firm-name] can help you get through this difficult time while you recover from your injuries. We understand what you’re going through—we’ve helped numerous clients in your situation. Call us at [phone-number] today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.



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Why You Need A Lawyer

If you’ve just been through an accident, you may have significant physical injuries to recover from. An accident case can be considerably complex, requiring medical records, investigation of the crash site, and legal filings. Your focus at this time should be on healing and recuperation. You need a legal team experienced in Indiana accident law that can research the accident, speak with insurance companies on your behalf, and build a solid case for compensation.

Why You Should Hire Chapman Injury Lawyers

Not all lawyers are equally capable of handling your case. The Indiana accident attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers have helped many clients all over Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois reach a just resolution to their accidents, and we can help you too. Our testimonials speak for themselves. When you hire Chapman Injury Lawyers to represent you, your case becomes our top priority and we handle all the legal details so that you can focus on your recovery.

Inclement Weather Accident Causes

There are a number of factors in bad weather that contribute to an increase in car accidents:

  1. Reduced visibility – Rain, fog, snow, and other forms of precipitation make it harder for drivers to see, and reduce the distance of their vision. 
  2. Slick roads – Rain or ice collects on roadways, creating slick patches and puddles that can cause vehicles to hydroplane, or lose traction between the tire and the pavement. Vehicles can skid out of control and crash into other cars, railings, or pedestrians.
  3. Driver error – Whether exceeding safe speeds for weather conditions, driving on unsafe tires, or making split-second mistakes in the seconds before an accident, other drivers can pose a serious safety hazard during bad weather conditions.

Injuries in Inclement Weather Accidents

The injuries a victim can sustain in a bad weather accident can be devastating. Fast movement and a sudden stop, which could occur when a car skids on a slick road and crashes into another vehicle or guardrail, may cause neck sprain or strain and soft-tissue damage. It can lead to serious long-term problems if not treated.

The heavy impacts resulting from car crashes can lead to many other combinations of injuries, including cuts, bruises, and scrapes; lacerations; bone fractures and breaks; punctures from bones, glass, or metal; head trauma resulting in brain damage; or damage to the neck and/or spine leading to partial or full paralysis.

Bad Weather Driving Facts

The following statistics from underscore just how dangerous driving in bad weather can be, especially when careless drivers don’t take necessary precautions when driving on the road.

  • 23% of vehicle crashes involve hazardous weather.
  • 46% of weather-related vehicle accidents occur during rainfall, and 74% happen on wet pavement.
  • 17% of crashes happen in snow or sleet.
  • 12% of crashes happen on icy pavement.
  • Nearly 20% of state Department of Transportation budgets are devoted to inclement weather maintenance.

While sometimes it’s best to stay off the roads, it’s possible to drive safely in most weather conditions, as long as drivers are cautious and heed to laws of the road. When a driver is careless, however, inclement weather can make an accident much worse.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Chapman Injury Lawyers, we’ve received a number of questions about inclement weather accidents and negligent drivers. We’ve included some of our most commonly asked questions below, but don’t hesitate to contact our attorneys if you have any additional questions about your accident.

If I don’t have any serious injuries from my accident, do I really need to see a doctor?

Yes. It is critically important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after any car accident. Even if it seems as though you aren’t injured, the impact of the crash may have caused internal injuries that could be further hidden by the adrenaline rushing through your body just after the accident. 

Internal bleeding, fractures, or a concussion could cause serious long-term consequences if not treated right away. At least get the paramedics visiting the scene to look you over, and schedule a doctor’s visit as soon as possible. Medical records will be an important part of your case, and if you refuse treatment, the insurance company may try to argue that you were not injured at all.

What should I do after the accident?

After seeking medical attention, keep all records and receipts in a special file. Follow any treatment prescribed by your doctor. Do not speak with any insurance company representatives. Speak with your attorney first. Insurance companies know exactly what to say and what to get you to say in order to avoid paying compensation. Call Chapman Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. Indiana’s statute of limitations on personal injury accident lawsuits is two years, but insurance companies may require that you make a claim within a few days or weeks of the accident, so you should not delay.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Expect from My Accident?

Every accident is different, but there are a few typical types of compensation you may be eligible for, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Long-term medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of household income
  • Pain and suffering

The types of compensation possible will be specific to your situation. Speak with your attorney for more information about the forms of compensation you might receive for your own case.

Call the Bad Weather Accident Lawyers at Chapman Injury Lawyers Today

The experienced car accident attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers know how hard it can be to come back after a car accident. We speak with accident victims every day, and we understand what you’re going through. You don’t have to face this alone.

Insurance companies are notorious for trying to avoid their responsibility to compensate accident victims. We will aggressively advocate for your rights to get the best settlement or judgment possible so that you can move forward with your life. Call Chapman Injury Lawyers right away at (812) 426-0600 to get started

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