Colorado Springs Auto Accident Lawyers: Apportioning Liability After Winter-Weather Accidents
There’s no question that winter is a bad time for drivers, and right about now, it feels like Colorado Springs is slogging through a worse winter than usual.
On Friday, Jan. 31, for example, snowfall made for a terrible commute. A spokesman for the Colorado Springs police department told the Colorado Springs Gazette that Interstate 25 was a “parking lot” and that his department and been dealing with spinouts and crashes all day.
Now, in bad weather, car accidents are not uncommon. That being said, if you are ever involved in a car accident on a day when there is snow, you shouldn’t just chalk it up to road conditions and assume it’s bad luck. You may be entitled to financial compensation.
Even in snow, drivers have a duty to drive responsibly and safely. If it’s snowing and a driver is texting, going too fast or being inattentive in some other way, then he or she might still bear some responsibility for any resulting accident. Bad weather isn’t a free pass.
As Colorado Springs auto accident lawyers, we often work on cases like this. We have the experience to look at a given car-crash situation, determine who we think is at fault and then make our client’s best case.
Please feel free to contact us if you ever think you need to speak to an attorney. Being fully informed about your legal rights is never a bad thing, and you may learn that you have options you didn’t know about before.