Weather-Related Accidents

Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming have some of the most beautiful weather in the country. Unfortunately, these states are also home to very unpredictable weather. Even well experienced drivers be caught off guard by a sudden snowfall or thunderstorm. When this happens, severe automobile crashes can occur. It is very difficult for a negligent driver to simply blame the weather for a collision. Often, the cause is the at-fault driver’s inattention or simply driving too fast for the conditions. While such actions may not have been intentional, the at-fault driver should be responsible for his actions, and your losses.

Unfortunately, insurance adjusters and their attorneys, will attempt to claim Act of God, Sudden Emergency or another weather related legal defense. If is extremely important to speak to one of our top Aurora Colorado personal injury attorneys before speaking to the adjuster. Do not let an adjuster or attorney trick you into placing blame on the weather. After all, the weather didn’t make you crash, because you were driving at a reasonable speed based on all of the conditions.

Road Maintenance:

County and state officials have a responsibility to keep the roadways and bridges adequately maintained in order to keep drivers safe. When they fail to do so, they may be held liable. Pot holes, insufficient shoulders, and inadequate bridge supports may all contribute to an accident during bad weather. If your accident was due to inadequate roadway or bridge maintenance, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. Most states have short Governmental Immunity deadlines that must be met or your case can be barred forever. These deadlines are often much shorter than the normal Statute of Limitations. For example, in Colorado, the statute of limitations for a motor vehicle accident is 3 years while the government immunity laws impose deadlines of approximately 6 months. Speak to some of the best Colorado personal injury attorneys at Norton, Bowers & Hofstra, P.C. before it is too late. A free case evaluation will be given.

Large Commercial Vehicles:

Drivers of large commercial trucks must ensure the safety of vehicles around them, particularly in bad weather. Unfortunately, sometimes these drivers are overworked and suffering from driver fatigue. If you are involved with a large commercial vehicle during bad weather, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries due to the driver's negligence.

If you or someone you love was involved in an automobile wreck in the state of Colorado, it is important to contact an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney. Free of charge, one of our top personal injury attorneys can explain your rights and options, so you can make informed decisions.

For more information about our commitment to client service in serious car accident cases, contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney in Aurora, Colorado at Norton, Bowers & Hofstra, P.C., by calling 303-400-8100. Home, evening, telephone, and weekend visits are available. We also represent individuals and families involved with commercial vehicle or semi-truck wrecks in Utah and Wyoming.

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