My Truck Slipped on an Icy Highway and I Hit Another Car. Is the County Liable?

In snowy or icy conditions, drivers must exercise reasonable care to operate their vehicles safely.

Most likely not. While each state and local municipality have different laws relating to governmental immunity, this is likely a governmental function that would not infer liability to the county. In snowy or icy conditions, drivers must exercise reasonable care to operate their vehicles safely.

When weather plays a factor in road conditions, drivers are expected to be even more cautious. This means slowing down and driving at speeds that allow drivers to maintain proper control of their vehicles at all times.

When winter comes, accidents increase significantly, especially at the beginning of the season when drivers are in the habit of driving on dry road conditions. Even with all-wheel or four-wheel drives, the stopping ability on wet or icy roads is still poor. With snow or ice, it is always important to maintain extra room between vehicles and to decrease speed.

If you’ve been injured in a weather-related accident by a driver who has lost control of his vehicle, you are entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and out-of-pocket costs related to the accident. You should also be compensated for any pain you suffered during your recovery. For a FREE consultation with one of our auto injury attorneys, please call Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 or visit us online at OneCallThatsAll.com.

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