Weather-Related Accident Attorneys
Zealously Advocating for Kansas City Residents
When weather conditions lead to a car accident, it doesn’t necessarily mean there was an unavoidable act of God at play. Weather-related accidents are mostly avoidable through the reasonable exercise of ordinary care. If you’ve been injured in a car accident that occurred after another car lost control due to poor weather conditions, you might qualify for legal recourse from the at-fault driver for your injuries.
Determining the extent to which the at-fault driver must pay for your injuries requires careful legal analysis by a highly qualified Kansas City weather-related accident attorney. At DiPasquale Moore, we have dedicated years of our practice to advocating on behalf of injured Kansas City residents. We will guide you through each stage of the litigation process to make sure you have an updated understanding of your case as it develops.
Call (888) 743-1030 for a free consultation about your legal rights and options.
Applicable Missouri Laws on Weather-Related Accidents
In general, a person who negligently caused a car accident that injured another person will be held liable for such injuries. When a person fails to exercise due care to avoid inflicting foreseeable injuries on others and consequently injuries another person, they are liable for negligence.
Missouri law statutory law incorporated negligence principals into its traffic regulations. Under Missouri traffic regulations, all drivers are required to drive their cars in “a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property of another or the life or limb of any person and shall exercise the highest degree of care.”
As a result, drivers have a legal obligation to drive at a speed that is considered safe for the existing conditions at the time. When extreme weather affects road surfaces and visibility, drivers have a duty to account for those conditions and adjust their driving behavior accordingly.
Weather conditions that often necessitate slower driving speeds include:
- Moderate to severe rainfall
- Moderate to heavy snowfall
- Hail and ice storms
- Heavy fog
- Dust storms
Kansas City Weather-Related Accident Attorneys
Everyone has a duty to consider weather conditions when it comes to driving. Most people instinctively adjust how they drive when encountering extreme weather and unusual road conditions. However, those who don’t change their driving accordingly put the safety of other drivers at risk. If the negligent actions of another driver caused a traffic accident where you or a loved one was injured, call DiPasquale Moore for legal advice. Our legal team will tenaciously advocate for your interests, so you don’t have to bear the full brunt of financial responsibility for your injuries.
Contact DiPasquale Moore at (888) 743-1030 or contact us online for a no-charge consultation about your case with one of our skilled attorneys today.