Snow “events” and ice storms are frequent in Kansas City. In fact, we already experienced snow on the ground even before winter officially started. One would think that Kansas City residents would be used to driving during winter weather, but there is always a fair share of accidents caused by reckless driving after freezing precipitation hits the ground.
To be fair, sometimes the weather is so treacherous or unexpected that even the most prudent driver can’t help but slide into the ditch or another vehicle stopped in front of them. On the other hand, there are also a few Kansas Citians who feel that having a four-wheeled drive vehicle gives them the license to drive like lunatics.
These drivers can and should be held responsible for their actions, especially if the accident was caused by one of the following:
All of this type of driving can be dangerous even in the best of circumstances. Reckless driving during a snow or ice event can be especially hazardous.
Sometimes accidents are caused by other reasons. The other person may have been driving appropriately for the conditions but was unable to stop because someone failed to clear off the roads of ice and snow. Perhaps their car breaks malfunctioned, or there was a lack of warning signs to indicate that there was a road obstruction ahead.
If you or a loved one was hurt as a result of a weather-related accident in Kansas City, whether the driver was driving appropriately or not, contact Woods Law in Kansas City. The staff at Woods Law will hear your account of the accident and will work to determine if you should receive financial compensation for your injuries.