Winter is definitely here in Southern Tennessee and with it has come the snow and ice that makes our roads incredibly dangerous. As accident lawyers in Chattanooga, we know the hardships that follow any accident no matter the cause, which is why we’re happy to share the winter driving safety tips put out by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
The biggest is to slow down. Whether the roads are icy, covered in snow, or simply wet, you will have a greater chance at losing control of your vehicle. Winter weather makes roads unpredictable and rushing does nothing but make them more hazardous. You should especially slow down when approaching bridges and intersections as these have a greater chance of having patches of black ice.
Also, leave extra space between yourself and other vehicles. Give yourself more time to react to dangerous situations that might develop. Having to slam on your brakes is one of the quickest ways to spin out of control in wintery conditions.
All in all, you’re going to want to give yourself extra time to do everything, extra time to brake, extra time to accelerate, extra time to merge. It’s all about caution. Trust us, not everyone is going to be so cautious, so you have to be extra careful to make sure no one else causes you to be in a wreck.
Have You Been Injured in a Chattanooga Accident?
Winter weather is going to increase the amount of wrecks in the area, but if someone else causes that accident they can’t blame their negligence on snow and ice. We still have a responsibility to drive carefully, and when ignoring that responsibility leads to an accident that hurts you or your family, you have the right to file a Chattanooga injury accident claim.
So, if you’ve been in an accident caused by another’s negligence, contact the Insiders at the McMahan Law Firm. We’re ready to put our best Chattanooga accident attorneys on your case to fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We can get started with FREE legal consultation right away.
Source. NewsChannel9.com, ‘http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/winter-driving-safety-tips-released-8185.shtml,’ Kelsey Bagwell, December 06, 2013.