When you enter a vehicle, especially a larger vehicle such as a pickup truck or SUV, it is not uncommon to develop a false sense of security. This can be especially true during winter weather, when soft seats and heat keep you and your passengers comfortable and warm, and windshield wipers and washer fluid keep the windows and windshield clean and clear.
But it is when you feel protected and comfortable that you are more inclined to let your guard down. You may be the best driver in the world, with decades of experience driving in nasty weather, but what about the driver next to you? Is that person driving safely? Is their cellphone on their lap while they text back and forth? Are they applying makeup or eating while driving? Maybe they are just fidgeting with the radio. Maybe they stayed a bit too long at happy hour after work and their reaction time has been compromised.
Bad weather only exacerbates the problem when it comes to distracted driving or drunk driving. Even on freshly plowed roads, black ice could easily make a driver lose control. It may even be possible for the collision to come from a car coming in the opposite direction, with no time or way to avoid an accident, an accident that may leave you with catastrophic injuries.
If you have been a victim of a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and even lost wages. It is not always easy to prove a driver's negligence, that is why having a strong team at your side to prove you case, such as the Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller can prove so valuable.