With the winter season in full effect, there are several measures that can be implemented to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones while encountering dangerous weather conditions. During the winter season, hazards are often present and pose a danger to unsuspecting travelers. To avoid an unfortunate accident or incident, our attorneys want to suggest a few ways to protect yourself and those you love while on the road. If you have been the subject of an accident or incident that is related to bad weather conditions or any other form of negligence, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Colombo Law today.
Preventative Measures: Slip and Falls
Slip and fall accidents are known to occur throughout the year. However, more accidents occur when weather conditions involve rain, ice, and snow. To protect yourself and those you love, you should be sure to take it slow while walking in any hazardous conditions. In addition, proper footwear should be worn at all times to ensure that you are not creating additional hazards.
Not all slip and falls can be avoided. Business owners are under an obligation to ensure that their property is maintained in a way that makes the premises safe for usual traffic. This includes the parking lot and inside of the facility. If you or your loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, the business owner may be held liable or partially at fault for the injury that occurred. Liability is highly dependent on the circumstances of each case. To determine your rights to relief, contact Colombo Law today.
Preventative Measures: Car Accident
Driving a vehicle is a dangerous activity that causes thousands of individuals to become injured or lose their lives in a car accident each year. Treacherous weather conditions make dangerous travel worse as many drivers continue to practice poor driving habits even in the snow, ice, and rain. The best way to take precautionary measures when driving in bad weather conditions are to use some of these bad weather driving tips:
- Slow down and leave with plenty of time to spare. Give yourself plenty of space and distance between yourself and other drivers.
- Assume that another driver will act negligently.
- When it comes to bad weather and your safety, no one has the right of way. Assume that other drivers will act negligently and be proactive and defensive when traveling on the roadway.
- If at all possible, try to avoid going out in inclement weather.
Contact Colombo Law Today
If you have been injured in an accident or incident due to inclement weather in West Virginia, contact an attorney at Colombo Law for legal assistance. Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, as well as Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim or how to proceed with obtaining monetary compensation, let one of our attorneys take the stress away from you. Contact one of our attorneys today.