As anyone who has driven a car or other motor vehicle can attest, colder weather can often create treacherous driving conditions. Frost, ice, snow, or fog can wreak havoc with a driver’s ability to control his or her vehicle and visibility. Large trucks such as semis are no exception, and the conditions caused by colder temperatures can often result in serious accidents. Truck drivers are legally required to exercise extreme caution in hazardous conditions, and failure to do so can often be sufficient to establish legal liability in the event of an accident.
What kinds of truck accidents can occur in cold weather conditions?
The hazardous conditions that often occur in cold weather can significantly affect a vehicle’s performance and a driver’s visibility. Among the more common kinds of accidents that often occur in cold weather conditions include:
- Rear-end accidents
- Side-swipe accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Jackknife accidents
- Override and underride accidents
Regardless of the type of accident in which you are involved, you should be sure to have the circumstances of your accident reviewed by an experienced attorney. Driver negligence is not always obvious, and a lawyer familiar with truck accidents can often spot negligence where others cannot. Additionally, you should always be sure to seek medical attention after an accident, even if you do not believe that your injuries are serious. Some injuries may not immediately become symptomatic, and seeing a physician will ensure that your injuries are properly identified and documented.
Contact a Brooks truck accident attorney for a free consultation
Poor weather conditions are no excuse for truck driver negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck or other commercial vehicle, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Our truck accident attorneys have the legal skill required to get each client the full value of their legal claim. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.