The rules of the road change in winter. When conditions are slippery, drivers need to adjust their driving to keep themselves and others safe. For example, driving the posted speed limit on an icy winter road could be considered an act of extreme carelessness.
If you were injured due to another driver’s failure to adjust to winter road conditions, you may be able to pursue compensation for your losses.
At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., we have extensive experience handling auto accident claims for clients in the Boston area and throughout Massachusetts. We know how bad the roads can get in the winter. Unfortunately, it’s common to have winter road accidents in Boston, MA. It depends on our attorneys if you or a loved one has been injured due to icy roads.
It’s not hopeless if you have been hurt in an accident. We have years of experience in the legal field, and we work hard and smart to achieve positive results. Some important factors to consider in a winter road accident include:
Winter vehicle accidents that occur in and around the Boston area often become very complicated when it comes to determining liability. It is crucial that you work with an attorney who can use their resources to obtain and preserve evidence. In these cases, proving liability will revolve around:
Whether a Boston winter road accident was caused by the carelessness or negligence of another driver, faulty roadway maintenance, or a defective vehicle part, our team will work to get to the bottom of what happened in order to obtain full compensation for losses.
There is no set amount of compensation available to victims of winter vehicle accidents in Boston. Rather, the total amount of compensation awarded will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular case. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our Boston car accident attorneys are regularly able to help clients recover the following:
Victims of vehicle accidents in Massachusetts have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in court to recover compensation. The Massachusetts personal injury statute of limitations is three years from the date the injury occurred. This gives Boston winter road accident victims a three-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party. Failing to file a lawsuit within this timeframe will result in the victim being unable to recover the compensation they deserve.
Please understand that insurance carrier reporting deadlines typically fall very soon after an accident occurs. If you fail to report the accident to your insurance carrier within a day or two, your claim could be delayed or denied.
If you or somebody you care about has been involved in an accident on a wintery road in or around the Boston area, please seek legal assistance immediately. Our qualified and experienced attorneys will use their resources to conduct a full investigation into your case and work to determine liability.
Whatever the cause of your winter road accident, our lawyers are prepared to help you seek full and fair compensation for the losses you have suffered.
Contact us if you’ve been in a multi-car accident due to winter weather conditions. We proudly serve clients throughout Boston, MA, and the surrounding areas.