Q: Can a Maryland car accident lawyer help me get compensation for my injuries if bad weather contributed to the crash?
In most cases, yes, a skilled lawyer can help you recoup damages, even if weather was a factor in the crash in which you were injured.
While weather certainly contributes to serious Maryland auto accidents, it is generally not the only factor in a crash. It is common for an accident to have several contributing factors, with weather being only part of the problem.
Here are some examples:
- A driver is blinded by the sun and runs a red light, hitting you in the process.
- A driver traveling directly behind you rear-ends you on a wet, rainy day.
- A driver speeding down the highway on a snowy day hits a patch of ice and smacks into your car.
In each of these examples, weather was a factor. However, the at-fault driver still had a hand in causing the Silver Spring crash. The human error, whether intentional or not, was a contributing factor, which means you have the right to demand compensation from that person.
An experienced Maryland car accident lawyer can help you determine what factors might have contributed to your accident, including human errors. This, in turn, will help you get the compensation you need to pay your medical bills.
If you are not sure that you can prove any factors other than that weather contributed to your accident, you should talk to an attorney who knows how to investigate a crash. He or she can help you prove that weather was only part of the issue.
The skilled Silver Spring attorneys at Nickelsporn and Lundin know just what to look for to prove your case, so give us a call today at 1-800-875-9700.