If you have ever been on the road during an adverse weather event, you know that it can be a harrowing experience. Weather conditions such as snow, ice, or rain make travel treacherous, and treacherous travel conditions cause accidents. Many drivers choose to push-on through hazardous weather and road conditions. Others cannot control when the weather strikes and are forced to push-on to reach their destination.
Trucks and tractor-trailers are often on the road during unsafe weather conditions. The industry standards require that they meet strict deadlines. When trucks are on the road during unsafe weather events, unfortunately, accidents ensue. If you were involved in an accident with a truck due to unsafe road conditions caused by bad weather and suffered injuries in that accident, you are entitled to compensation for the harm caused to you.
The team of personal injury attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and experience to bring a successful claim against the negligent truck driver, trucking company, and their insurance company. We have successfully represented people injured in truck accidents for 20 years and have obtained millions of dollars in settlements on behalf of our clients. Ross Jurewitz and the accident attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers don’t see you as dollar signs. We see you as a person who has just had their life turned upside down, and we want to help.
We know that you will have many questions after sustaining injuries in a weather-related truck accident. You probably want to know who will be responsible for paying the medical bills that are piling up on your kitchen table. If you are injured during an accident, it may become a financial burden to you. You might miss work or worry you will be unable to return to work. We are here to answer any and all questions that you may have about your accident. At Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers our clients are the number one priority. We believe in putting our clients’ needs before our own. That is the type of representation you will receive when you work with Ross Jurewitz and the attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers.
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If you are injured in an accident caused by the negligent driving of a truck driver in poor weather conditions, you need to “Get Ross.” Call Ross and his team of legal experts at (855) 971-0607 to discuss your case. We are here to help you get back on your feet. Ross and the attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers work on a contingency basis. We do not get paid unless they recover money for you. Call us now for a free consultation and case evaluation.
You can also reach Ross by email or through live online chat. Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers has offices in Downtown San Diego and in North County. Or, if you prefer, we can come to you. Remember, at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers, it is all about you.
Do I Need an Unsafe Weather and Road Condition Accident Attorneys?
If you were involved in a truck accident in unsafe weather and road conditions, you might wonder if you can even bring a claim against the truck driver. You might be thinking, “Wasn’t weather the cause of the accident?”
If you don’t know the answer to this question, you need to speak to an attorney who has experience with truck accidents that occurred during bad weather conditions. The attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers will be able to explain to you that, no, the weather was not the cause of the accident.
Commercial truck drivers are legally required to exercise heightened levels of caution when operating trucks or tractor-trailers on unsafe roads. Truck drivers have a duty to maintain control of their vehicle at all times, no matter the weather conditions. Their failure to do so is the cause of the accident, not the weather.
If you have suffered injuries due to the negligence of a truck driver in poor and unsafe weather conditions, you have remedies under the law.
Some of the damages that you are entitled to may include:
- Pain and Suffering – You are entitled to money damages for the past, present, and future expenses of your pain.
- Medical Expenses – You can recover for the cost of your medical care, and the cost of any future medical care, including any future surgery, that is related to the accident.
- Lost Wages – If you missed time from work because of the accident, you are entitled to recover the income you lost because of the accident. If you cannot work in your present profession because of your injuries, you can also recoup the money you would have earned had you not been injured.
- Out–Of-Pocket Expenses – Any money that you had to pay out of your own pocket because of your injuries can be reimbursed to you. For example, did you have to hire a landscaper to cut the law you used to mow? The amount of money you pay to the landscaper can be claimed as damages.
Filing a claim for personal injuries against a trucking company and its insurance company is a complicated process. You will not recover all that is owed to you without the help of an experienced truck accident attorney.
Call the attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers now to discuss the specific details of your case. Ross and his team of experts can be reached at (855) 971-0607.
Why Choose Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers To Handle My Case?
When choosing a personal injury attorney to represent you following an accident that occurred during bad weather, you should choose an attorney who will fight for everything that you are owed.
In short, you should “Get Ross.”
Mr. Jurewitz is one of San Diego’s top trial attorneys. He has successfully represented thousands of people injured by negligent truck drivers and trucking companies. His successes have earned him professional recognition and awards.
The Trial Lawyer magazine named him as one of the Top 100 trial attorneys in the nation. He has also been selected as a SuperLawyer, a rating service of exceptional lawyers in over 70 areas of the law. The award is given to only a small percentage of attorneys who have attained high achievement in their field.
Mr. Jurewitz is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the country’s most prestigious groups of trial attorneys. Only one percent of all attorneys in the country are invited to be members. He earned his place in the forum due to the millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts he obtained on behalf of his clients.
Unsafe Weather and Road Condition Truck Accidents
Unsafe weather causes severe road conditions, which can lead to accidents.
Driving in bad weather can have many negative effects on operators of commercial vehicles. For example, precipitation and high winds can cause blackout conditions. Also, cold temperatures and precipitation can affect pavement friction and cause a truck to hydroplane.
Additionally, sudden gusts of winds can cause a truck to swerve and reduce the driver’s steering control over the truck. Also, adverse weather conditions increase the risk of fallen debris on the road. Trucks may take emergency maneuvers to avoid the debris and cause a crash.
Other unsafe weather conditions that may cause serious accidents including the following:
- Fog – Thick clouds of water droplets suspended in the air close to the ground make seeing difficult. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that fog causes 25,000 accidents a year in the U.S.
- Black Ice – Black ice is a transparent coat of ice on pavement and roads. It is the result of rising temperatures from below freezing that creates a transparent appearance. It is hard to detect while driving and could cause serious injury.
- Slush – Large trucks will have great difficulty stopping in slush. Slush is a mixture of rain and snow.
- Rain – Heavy rains are one of the most unsafe weather conditions to drive in. Rain can reduce a driver’s visibility. It also increases a truck’s stopping distance. Over 200,000 people are injured while driving in rainy weather each year.
Truck drivers who fail to underestimate the unsafe weather conditions and who also, accordingly, fail to drive with the caution needed in such conditions, are at fault for causing an accident on unsafe roads.
If You Are a Victim of an Unsafe Weather and Road Condition Truck Accident, Call Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers Now.
If you were injured by a truck driver who did not exercise caution in unsafe weather conditions, you should contact the attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers. They will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve for the suffering you have been forced to endure through no fault of your own. Call the personal injury professionals now at (855) 971-0607 to discuss your case with Ross Jurewitz and the other experts at Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers.