Posted on February 16, 2018
Yesterday morning, at least 4 traffic accidents occurred within a few miles of one another on Interstate 79 in Butler County. These accidents happened for a variety of reasons, mainly due to the adverse road conditions. One vehicle was spotted in the wooded area off the side of the road, followed by multiple other vehicles that slid off the roads due to snow on the roads. Reports said that many of the exit ramps were completely covered in snow and PennDOT was forced to temporarily lower the speed limit to 45 MPH in Butler County.
There are many adverse road conditions that can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle. Some of these include black ice, normal ice and snow, lack of signs, potholes, unsafe work zones, pooling water that leads to hydroplaning, and more. When you have been injured due to a driver losing control in adverse road conditions, it is best for you to act quickly and seek the help of an experienced attorney, as evidence can disappear very quickly and leave you without a clear case.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is obvious to assume that the driver will be liable for your injuries. However, along with the driver, you may also be able to hold a governmental agency liable for not clearing off the roads in a timely manner, especially in the case of the 4 traffic accidents on Interstate 79. In fact, when multiple accidents occur in nearly the same area, it usually means that there is something wrong with that particular stretch of road. Of course, drivers can also be liable in accidents where they did not reduce their speed even though snow was piling up on the roadways, or when they decided to drive distracted.
If you have been injured in any type of road accident, you should have an attorney on your side to help you fight for your rights and gain the compensation you deserve. At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, we can help you every step of the way when you want to identify a liable party. Call us today to get started at 888-208-1810.