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Who Is at Fault for a Texas Hazardous Weather Accident?

by | Oct 5, 2022 | Car Accidents

Hazardous weather conditions, such as heavy rain, flash flooding, and the occasional winter storm can impact the safety of Texas roads and increase the likelihood of an accident. Despite the weather being a catalyst for collisions, weather-related accidents are still fault-based accidents. This is due to the expectation that drivers must adjust their speed accordingly to the weather conditions. 

With the help of an experienced car accident lawyer, you may be able to recover accident-related losses if you have been severely harmed in an inclement weather-related collision due to a negligent driver. The experienced Mott & Moffett trial lawyers are here to guide you throughout the entirety of your car accident claim, including conducting an investigation into the details of your weather-related collision, obtaining vital evidence to prove negligence, and pursuing the fullest recovery possible from all responsible parties, whether it be through an agreeable settlement or potential litigation. 

Liability In a Texas Hazardous Weather Accident 

A driver may be held responsible in a weather-related accident just as they would be in any other accident. Due to drivers’ failing to adjust their driving behaviors to account for inclement weather, collisions may be more likely to occur. Some common negligent driving behaviors that may lead to an accident during hazardous weather conditions include: 

  • Hydroplaning due to speeding or not slowing down quickly enough 
  • Following too closely behind other vehicles
  • Failing to use windshield wipers
  • Neglecting to use lights during fog
  • Neglecting to signal lane changes

Risky and negligent driving behaviors during inclement weather increase the likelihood of a severe accident due to slick roadways, poor visibility, or other varying weather-related consequences. The experienced trial lawyers at Mott & Moffett will extensively investigate the cause of your accident so we may determine the negligent parties responsible for injuries and other accident-related losses. 

Damages Recoverable in a Successful Weather-Related Car Accident Claim 

In a weather-related accident, you may recover damages due to accident-related economic and non-economic losses depending on the unique circumstances of your case. At Mott & Moffett, we may help you determine the full recovery you are owed by carefully analyzing evidence, such as the extent of injury, medical records, and how significantly your life might have changed following the accident. 

In a successful weather-related car accident claim, you may be able to recover the following damages: 

  • Both current and future medical expenses 
  • Lost wages or wage-earning potential 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Disfigurement 
  • Scarring 
  • Disability, either short- or long-term
  • Property damages 

Your non-economic damages may be more challenging to prove, as they are generally subjective in nature. At Mott & Moffett, we understand that you may be facing lasting physical, emotional, and financial consequences, and we fight for the most favorable outcome for your case so you may attain a complete recovery and the compensation you are owed. 

Contact the Experienced Car Accident Lawyers at Mott & Moffett 

A weather-related car accident may result in lifelong consequences, both financially and medically. You should not have to bear the financial weight of the aftermath of a car collision if a negligent party’s actions caused your accident and injuries. The experienced trial lawyers at Mott & Moffett are here to help guide you throughout the entirety of your claim and provide detailed legal advice to bolster your chances of success. 

At Mott & Moffett, we work diligently to implement a legal strategy designed to obtain the maximum compensation to help you attain the best recovery. We will work to protect your legal rights and well-being through experienced negotiation and litigation. Schedule a no-cost consultation today at 888-596-6582 or fill out our contact form.