If you live in a part of the country that sees colder weather during November and the winter months, it is especially important to be mindful of various weather-related hazards that you may encounter while driving. Aside from snowfall and heavy rain, you may also come across ice on the road, which can be especially dangerous in the early morning hours for various reasons. Unfortunately, auto accidents caused by icy roads have claimed so many lives over the years and many victims have also been injured in these collisions.
In the early hours of the morning, snow plows may not have taken to the roads yet and there may be less traffic, which can make ice especially problematic. To make things worse, many people are in a rush during this time of day, such as those who need to get to work, and visibility can also be poor during this time. All of these factors can increase the chances of an accident caused by ice and even if you drive carefully, someone else may lose control of their vehicle and slam into you.
If a negligent driver loses control of their car while going around a turn and slams into you or rear-ends you because they are unable to stop after driving over a patch of ice, you should be aware of your legal options. The damage caused by these accidents can be tremendous, not only in terms of property damage and injuries but from a financial and mental point of view as well.