Are you a resident of Tennessee? If so, you know that snow can move into your area during the cold winter months. While this can be beautiful in many ways, it can also cause quite a few problems when you’re behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Snow or ice on the roadway can lead to an accident, but there’s another risk you should also be aware of: Drivers who neglect to clear the snow from their vehicle before hitting the road.
If you neglect to do this, it could result in snow or ice flying into the windshield of another driver. As a result, this person could find it difficult to keep focused on the road.
There are many states that have snow removal laws, with Tennessee among them. For this reason, if there is any snow or ice accumulation on your vehicle, it should be cleared before you hit the gas pedal.
Over the years, many motor vehicle accidents have been attributed to chunks of snow or ice flying off one car and hitting another. Unfortunately, even if you understand the importance of scraping your car, others may not do the same.
At our law firm, we’ve helped many people receive compensation from a negligent party in a car accident. When bad weather moves into the area, it’s only natural for the number of accidents to increase.
If you find yourself in this position, it’s important to focus on your health and wellbeing as well as the compensation you can receive for your injuries, lost wages and other damages.