The winter months can bring dangerous driving conditions on the road which often lead to an increase in motor vehicle accidents. Snow and freezing rain make road conditions poor. Special care must therefore be taken when driving in these conditions. Unfortunately, not everyone drives carefully during these times.
We've all seen it before: you're driving slow and careful in a snow storm just like everyone else when all of a sudden someone flies past you, disregarding the slippery conditions. Even thought that person may not be violating the speed limit, if he or she causes a car accident, they may still be liable the injuries they cause. A motor vehicle accident claim based on excessive speed can be made even though the speed was within the lawful limit, as long as the other driver was driving at a speed which, under the circumstances, prevented him or her from avoiding a collision.
When the weather is bad and it's raining, sleeting or snowing, drivers must slow down to a reasonable speed; a speed comparable to other cars. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident caused by someone who was driving too fast in the rain or snow, you may have a right to compensation for your injuries. If you have any questions about your case, please do not hesitate to contact the office to speak with an experienced Kansas City car accident attorney.