You can't claim compensation from Mother Nature after a weather-related crash, but you can take legal action against a negligent person who failed to appropriately adjust for the conditions. Richard E. Lewis, P.S. can help.
Legal liability in weather-related crashes
Obviously, no one is responsible for the weather itself. But motorists, manufacturers and municipal governments are all responsible for responding to the weather in a way that makes our roads as safe as possible. Some responsible parties in a weather-related accident might include:
- A motorist who was driving too fast for the conditions or otherwise acting negligently, causing your accident.
- A manufacturer of vehicle components intended to help you drive in inclement weather, such as windshield wipers.
- A municipal government or private company responsible for maintaining the road and removing snow.
In short, just because weather was a contributing factor to your accident doesn't mean no one was at fault. Drunk driving, speeding and distracted driving are all a problem on rainy or snowy days just as much as on sunny days – and their negligence is even less acceptable in poor conditions because of the elevated accident risk. That's why you need an attorney on your side to hold those negligent parties accountable.
Get an experienced Spokane attorney on your side
In order to get the compensation you need and deserve after a weather-related crash, you need an attorney who knows the area, the roads and the law. You need someone who the insurance companies know they have to respect and will advocate for you in negotiations and at trial. You need attorney Richard E. Lewis.
Put 30 years of legal experience on your side as you work to rebuild your life. Contact us online or call 866-465-9098 for your free consultation.