Winter weather is one of the biggest dangers to safe driving. If you are driving in conditions like ice, snow, severe rain, sleet, or hail, then it is important to use good judgment. This includes reducing your speed, pulling over when necessary, and keeping a safe following distance. When drivers fail to take inclement weather into account, they put other drivers at serious risk of injury. At Mass Injury Group, we assist victims of inclement weather driving accidents with pursuing their right to compensation after an accident. Winter weather accidents can lead to absolutely devastating injuries and the expenses can pile up quickly. If you were hurt in a winter weather crash, contact our Boston car accident lawyers today.
Recently, a major winter storm in Texas caused a 130 car pile-up on Interstate 35 outside in Fort Worth, according to a local news report. The accident happened during the morning rush hour when the pavement was covered with ice due to an ice storm. Tragically, six people lost their lives due to the accident while countless more suffered serious injuries. Emergency responders spent several hours untangling the mass of vehicles and attempting to remove people who were trapped inside their cars. Thirty-six people had to be transferred to nearby hospitals to receive treatment for their injuries. Many of the vehicles in the crash were also tract0r-trailers, which can cause serious injuries due to their massive size and weight.
If you were hurt in a multi-car accident, then you may have questions about how to pursue compensation, whether you can make an insurance claim, and the best way to go about protecting your rights. There are some unique aspects of multi-car accidents that can get complicated. Sometimes, it is hard to know exactly who is at fault for the crash. You may need to work with an accident reconstructionist who can figure out exactly how the accident happened and who is at fault. Your lawyer can also help prepare you to make any statements with insurance companies regarding the accident and what happened.