Liability / Responsibility for Accidents in Winter Weather
Many people are surprised to discover that they are still at fault if they cause a car accident during a snow storm, are involved in a collision on icy roads or are involved in a black ice accident. You can’t blame the weather for an accident. Drivers have a duty to drive safely and appropriately no matter what the conditions.
Some people want argue that it is unfair to be found at fault when you are unable to control your car due to the ice. But drivers are well aware of the dangers of driving in winter weather conditions and so the law holds them responsible when an accident occurs. Every time someone chooses to drive in the snow or on an icy road they can be held responsible if they cause an accident.
Injured In A Winter-Weather Accident
A driver who rear-ends you is at fault, even if he only rear-ended you because of black-ice. Therefore you are entitled to compensation from his insurance company for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.