It’s that time of year. I woke up this morning and the roads were dusted with snow. As I approached my first stop sign I put on the brakes, as I normally do, and slid half way through the intersection! Thankfully, there was no oncoming traffic.
Every driver in the State of Wisconsin whether it be in Madison, Milwaukee, or any other community, has the duty to drive with proper speed, lookout and control. This rule applies equally in the winter as it does in the summer. The problem is that operating your vehicle with proper speed lookout and control changes as do the seasons.
When it is snowing you have to drive slower and apply your brakes sooner as you approach a stop sign. It means that you do not follow the car ahead of you as closely when there is snow on the ground as you would in the summer when the roads are clear. It means you drive a little slower when the roads are slippery then when they are not. Finally, it means you pay more attention to other drivers and pedestrians so that you have time to avoid an accident. Also, it means looking out for the other driver who may not be paying as much attention as you so that perhaps you can avoid an accident because of their mistakes.
Unfortunately, accidents are going to happen and they happen more frequently when the roads are slippery. If you are seriously injured in an motor vehicle accident it can have a devastating impact on you as well as your family. You may be facing weeks with no paychecks and medical bills. Your family may have to adjust their lifestyle to make sure that you are taken care of thus impacting their ability to earn a living and maintain their normal routine.
If you or a family member have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident of any kind please contact me for a no cost, no obligation consultation. These cases are handled on a contingency fee basis which means there are no fees unless and until there is a recovery. We can help you and your family through these difficult times.
Drive safe but if you are injured in an accident please call me to discuss your options. In the Madison area call me at (608) 824-9540, in the Baraboo area call me at (608) 356-3961, Statewide at (866) 455-2993, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website at https://khtlawyers.com. We listen, we care, we get results!