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Car Accidents due to Dangerous Weather Conditions

Dangerous Weather Conditions and Motor Vehicle Accidents in Miami

The Miami metropolitan area is home to over 5 million people. This energetic region is home to a multitude of cultures and backgrounds, and there is no shortage of entertainment in the city. Millions of tourists visit every year, making Miami one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States. Though the weather is often gorgeous and inviting year round, it may change quickly and become dangerous. Those who drive recklessly in bad weather may be held liable for any injuries they cause to other individuals. A Miami personal injury attorney represents victims of motor vehicle accidents and ensures that they receive the compensation they deserve.

The Federal Highway Administration states that nearly a quarter of all motor vehicle accidents are caused by weather events. What types of weather conditions may contribute to an accident? In Miami, rain showers, thunderstorms, fog, and strong winds have all been cited in motor vehicle accidents. No matter what the weather conditions may be on a given day, all Miami drivers have a duty to operate their motor vehicles safely and reasonably under the circumstances. When drivers fail to take proper precautions in adverse weather conditions, they are not driving in a safe, reasonable manner. Speeding, failing to yield to traffic signals, ignoring posted signs about road conditions, improper lane changes, and failing to use headlights are just a few of the ways that some drivers contribute to accidents in poor weather. When these drivers cause an accident and injure another driver, passenger, pedestrian, or cyclist, they may be responsible for paying these victims’ medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

How can a Miami car accident attorney help if you have been injured in a crash? First, your attorney will speak to the at fault driver’s insurance company on your behalf. In the days following the accident, the insurance company probably contacted you to discuss the wreck. It is not wise to speak to the insurance company until you have consulted with an attorney. The insurance company may record your statements and use them against you later in the claim.

Additionally, Miami motor vehicle accident attorneys will request accident reports, eyewitness accounts, and medical records. They will speak with first responders and consult with experts. They will build a strong case on your behalf, as they know what elements must be proven in an injury claim and what evidence may be considered to support it. These injury attorneys focus on the legal aspects of your case so that you may focus on healing and recovering from your injuries.

Contact a Miami Injury Attorney if You Were Injured by a Negligent Driver

Driving recklessly in adverse weather conditions is illegal. If you or a loved one was injured by another driver, contact Gerson & Schwartz today to speak with an experienced attorney about your claim. We offer a free consultation to discuss your options. To schedule your consultation, call (877) 475-2905 or visit our website.

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