Bad Weather Car Accident Lawyer St. Louis

The Dixon Injury Firm fights for bad weather car accident claims in Missouri and Illinois.

St. Louis Bad Weather Car Accidents

Liability in Missouri Bad Weather Car Accidents. Snow, rain, ice, and other types of bad weather significantly increase the odds of a bad weather accident occurring. According to weather-related accident statistics, conditions such as rain and snow increase the likelihood of being involved in a bad weather car accident by at least 34-percent.

Chris Dixon

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I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for car accident victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.

Crashes involving bad weather conditions are one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents in the U.S. While the most dangerous season for weather-related accidents is Summer, it’s closely followed by Winter. If you or someone you love has been injured in a bad weather accident, and needs a St. Louis Bad Weather Accident Lawyer, the Dixon Injury Firm can help. Liability in weather-related accidents can be difficult to determine, but with our experienced attorneys representing your bad weather accident claim in Missouri, you can be confident knowing that your case will be handled with the utmost care and compensation for damages will be recovered as quickly as possible. For more information on our St. Louis Bad Weather Accident Lawyers, and filing a bad weather accident claim in Missouri, call (314) 409-7060 or 855-40-CRASH (toll-free) now.

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Common Bad Weather Accidents & Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

Bad weather conditions often come without warning and are significant road hazards. Blowing snow on the highway, black ice on asphalt, and sleet can make it challenging for drivers to see the road, decrease vehicle visibility, and reduce the traction of a vehicle’s tires, which could prevent a vehicle from spinning out of control.

The most effective methods in preventing a bad weather accident are driving slow and staying alert behind the wheel, but other tips for safely driving in bad weather in Missouri include:

  • Removing dirt, ice, snow, and other bad weather debris from your vehicle before driving
  • Making sure that your windshield wipers and defroster system are working properly
  • Giving yourself more time than usual to get to your destination
  • Wearing your seatbelt and practicing other year-round safe driving practices
  • Avoiding driving under the influence, speeding, and other negligent driving habits, whose affects are more severe when bad weather conditions are involved

While driving safely during bad weather conditions can significantly reduce the odds of a winter accident occurring, car accidents, commercial truck crashes, and other weather-related accidents happen every day. The most common types of weather-related accidents include rear-end accidents, sideswipe accidents, head-on collisions, rollover accidents, and other catastrophic motor vehicle crashes.

Bad Weather Accident Statistics | St. Louis Bad Weather Accident Attorneys

28 people were killed in winter weather-related accidents in Missouri in 2018, with a total of 6,615 motor vehicle crashes caused by bad weather. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, out of this number, 1,700 people suffered severe head injuries, neck injuries, and other catastrophic injuries in car accidents in Missouri involving bad weather.

The leading causes of winter accidents in Missouri are rain and snow, which can build up in a vehicle’s tires, reduce a vehicle’s traction, and make it challenging to prevent an accident from occurring if winter weather gets in the way.

When driving during a snowstorm, rainfall, or other bad weather conditions, it’s essential to remember that if you begin to lose control of your vehicle, or feel your car swerve or “wobble,” to stay calm, steer into the skid, and lay off the brakes. Pulling your vehicle in the opposite direction when it begins to slide, pumping the brakes, and panicking can increase the chances of hitting another vehicle or pedestrian and other motor vehicle accidents.

Talk to Our St. Louis Bad Weather Accident Lawyers Today

Bad weather accident victims have up to 5 years from the date of an accident to file a claim against the at-fault driver and recover compensation for damages. Typically, most bad weather accident claims in St. Louis can recover medical expenses, emotional and mental distress damages, lost wages, and other harm and losses related to a bad weather accident. However, recovering full compensation for each of these damages requires adequate proof of the other driver’s negligence, evidence of injuries, proof of hardship related to said injuries, and other harm and losses that stemmed from the accident.

When you choose Christopher Dixon and the St. Louis Bad Weather Accident Attorneys at the Dixon Injury Firm to fight for your bad weather crash claim in Missouri, you can be confident that our attorneys have your case’s best interests at heart. To date, our injury firm in St. Louis has recovered over $35,000,000 in settlements and recoveries for injury victims in Missouri and Illinois, and Chris Dixon’s legal efforts have been awarded recognition as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers Associaton.

If you need help determining liability in a bad weather car accident in Missouri, and need an experienced attorney to assess your case and develop a compelling St. Louis bad weather accident claim, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-CRASH (toll-free), or contact the Dixon Injury Firm today for a free case review and personalized consultation.

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