What if the Icy Weather this past Winter Caused My Car Accident?
Did you know that Ohio tops the record books when it comes to winter vehicle crashes? We live in the deadliest state in the country when it comes to these accidents. According to a 2017 study that looked at the number of fatalities due to weather-related vehicular accidents, Ohio is number one. Some of the runners-up included nearby states, including Indiana, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania. However, Ohio took home the prize, although it’s nothing to be proud of.
420 people lost their lives in Ohio between the years 2012 and 2017. All of those deaths were caused by winter-weather related car accidents. Drivers not paying attention hit the brakes too quickly, spinning their vehicles out of control and into other cars on the road. They weren’t driving for the weather, and instead were going too fast or following too closely. As a result, they damaged vehicles and people got hurt. Neither of these things had to happen.
Snow Squalls and Ice Storms
Ohio is well known for its sudden snow squalls, where whiteout conditions appear in an instant. Ice storms are something that residents have gotten used to as well. As long as the other people on the road are driving properly for the conditions, everything is fine. They get from home to work or vice versa, just fine. All it takes is for one driver to not pay enough attention or go too fast and a major pile up can occur.
Are You Left With Delayed Pain and Injuries?
Immediately following an accident you might feel okay, especially when your adrenaline is racing. This doesn’t mean you weren’t injured. In fact, many injuries such as whiplash, back pain, and bruising, don’t appear until much later on. This is why you shouldn’t sign anything right away. Instead, head to the hospital for an examination, even if you feel fine. Then, when the aches and pains show up, you’ll have a track record showing that they were caused by your winter weather auto accident.
If you were in an auto accident caused in part by the winter weather, it’s not too late to contact me. You need to be compensated for the damage to your vehicle, any medical bills you’ve accrued, or even your loss of income. Drivers should have been paying attention to the snowy or icy conditions. Don’t worry – I’ll Make Them Pay!®