Those of us in Langley and the surrounding areas are quite familiar with driving on icy roads. All those years of experience with difficult driving conditions means you know you have a duty to drive carefully in these circumstances. However, not everyone is so cautious. When another driver fails to take his responsibilities on an icy road seriously and injures you, you need our experienced accident lawyers.
Icy or snow-covered roads present certain difficulties to even the best driver, but auto accidents are still avoidable. We all have responsibilities to our fellow motorists, and you should not be held responsible when another driver is careless and injures you.
Some common causes of winter weather car accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to adjust to the difficult conditions
- Improper equipment on the car, especially tires
When someone takes his car on the road, he has a responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is properly maintained and safe to drive. If it is not, it presents a danger to everyone on the road with him. You should speak to the accident lawyers at Stephens and Holman if you’ve been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct.
Sometimes defense lawyers will argue the accident was “unavoidable” due to the presence of black ice. While this defense is sometimes successful, warnings about the dangerous nature of the roads and evidence that the driver had experienced such conditions in the past can be used to show that the accident was far from unavoidable.
This is a complicated area of law, and you need accident lawyers with plenty of experience in the field. We’ve been serving the people of British Columbia for more than 20 years and know the ins and outs of accident law.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident on icy Langley roads that was caused by another driver’s negligence or misconduct, our accident lawyers can help. Please contact Stephens and Holman today for a free consultation.