Who Is To Blame in Bad Weather Car Accident?

Spring is almost here! The weather is teasing us! Between March and April, the weather likes to give us a false sense of warm weather. Some days are sunny and warm and then others bring more snow and icy rain. There’s no possible way to know what the weather will bring unless you are committed to watching the weather channel all the time. Unfortunately, some people aren’t thrilled about watching the weather channel and continue about their day. Sometimes the weather catches us off guard and before we know it we are driving too fast down an unknown icy road. When that is the case the only option is getting into a car accident.

Our car accident lawyers in Philadelphia at Dan Doyle Law Group are too familiar with the story of slamming brakes on icy roads. For over 20 years we have served the greater Philadelphia area. We know our roadways need work. We know that during stormy weather cars are more likely to get into accidents. We know that victims of car accidents are dealing with injuries far greater than what they expected. According to PennDOT 2017 statistical report, around 7,300 crashes happened in snowy or slushy road conditions resulting in 26 deaths. Around 3,100 crashes happened on icy roads resulting in 23 deaths. Weather is an important factor when driving, but sometimes the pile ups are so great you can’t avoid an accident.

26-Car Pile Up

In Eastern Pennsylvania in the early afternoon, around 1 pm, two semi-trucks, a dump truck, and 23 other vehicles were caught in a massive pileup off U.S. Route-222. Many were injured ranging from minor to serious. At least 17 ambulances were dispatched. At least 25 people were documented as hurt which makes the pile up a Level 2 Mass Casualty Incident. After considering all the property damage and personal injury, imagine being the person who started the chain? Who was at fault here? Who do you sue? Our Philadelphia Car Accident Attorneys are here to provide some information about multiple car accidents.

First, when it comes to multi-car accident there usually is more than a few people at fault. Sure, the main person who started the chain is a big problem. However, people who end up hitting the back of someone else’s car may be partially liable because they were driving too close which is a negligent offense. Even if motorists performed avoidance maneuvers may still be found partially liable. In order to successfully get your case heard, you need a strong advocate by your side.

What To Do

Our Philadelphia Car Accident Attorneys at Dan Doyle Law Group are ready to fight for you. We have successfully guided clients through car accidents for over 20 years. We believe that success stories start with the right research. Police reports don’t tell the whole story and they aren’t the final say when it comes to defining fault. Call 215-987-3730 or click here to start your free consultation with our professional attorneys at Dan Doyle Law Group in Philadelphia today.