A newly released study has found that winter weather conditions account for over 800 traffic fatalities across the United States each year. The study - conducted by researchers from the University of Georgia - is the first of its kind to examine actual death rates based on population and weather patterns.
Here are some key points about the study:
Researchers are hoping that the study will help remind motorists of the need to drive cautiously when weather conditions are poor. Although we cannot control weather and roadway conditions, we can make the effort to drive safely so as to reduce the risks of preventable accidents and injuries.
Motorists who drive negligently during poor weather can be held accountable for victims’ damages if it can be proven that they were negligent. Driving too fast for roadway conditions, for example, would be a negligent act that can contribute to a preventable car wreck.
At The Daspit Law Firm, we are passionate about fighting for accident victims and families. Given the rough winter we’ve had throughout Texas, our team has seen many cases involving accidents that occurred during rain, snow, and sleet. If you have questions about filing a personal injury lawsuit and how our firm may be able to help you recover compensation, contact us today.
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