Weather-related vehicle crashes increase on snowy, slushy, sleet or icy pavement. The city of Milwaukee receives more snowfall than inland cities because of the “lake effect” produced by Lake Michigan. So, far, this season has been especially brutal, causing hundreds of accidents, multi-car pileups and several fatalities on interstates I-94, I-43, I-894, and Hwy. 41/45.
In most cases involving a rear end collision, the person who was rear ended is not responsible. This is why it’s especially important to place more distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you during the winter weather months. In multi-car pileups, or two car fender benders, there is a good chance that someone will be injured.
The hazards of the winter weather are far from over. Be prepared for less-than-safe driving conditions of low visibility due to blowing snow, darkness and precipitation. You may encounter lane obstruction from drifts and stranded vehicles, slower traffic speeds, delays, re-routes and restricted roads.
Do I need an attorney or not?
Don’t assume that because you are not at fault that you have a strong case to receive pain and suffering compensation. Depending upon the severity of your injuries and the total of your medical bills, insurance companies can be dismissive against claimants who are injured in a rear end collision. The best advice is to call for a free legal consultation from a reputable personal injury attorney in your area.
If you or someone you know becomes injured, Action Law Offices personal injury attorneys are currently taking cases. 414-456-1111