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December 30th, 2019
Being firmly rooted in the Deep South, most parts of
Louisiana enjoy mostly ice and snow-free winters. However, that doesn’t mean
Louisianans are exempt from having to worry about the dangers of winter weather
when they’re driving between the months of December and March.
The state is known for occasional freezing temperatures and
accumulation of ice and snow, which are made all the more dangerous because of
many local drivers’ inexperience with handling those conditions. In addition,
many Louisianans travel to other parts of the country that are more likely to
experience hazardous weather and road conditions during the winter months.
Being unprepared for winter weather can make driving a more frustrating
experience at best and a downright dangerous activity at worst.
Snow and ice are often seen as a novelty in Louisiana rather than the potential danger they can be—especially for drivers with little to no experience with these weather conditions’ effect on roadways. To stay safe this winter and in the years to come, whether you’re driving in Louisiana or any other part of the country, do your best to follow the tips below.
Overall, one of the best tips you can keep in mind is to never underestimate the danger that snow and ice can pose on roads. Even if your vehicle has the latest and greatest in safety technology, including all-wheel drive, all-weather tires, and stability control, it’s still important to drive cautiously and carefully when temperatures dip below freezing. You should also keep in mind that bridges ice over first in the winter, and it doesn’t have to be at or below 32 degrees outside for ice to form on them.
Unfortunately, following the tips above can only reduce your
risks of being involved in a crash this winter—not completely eliminate it.
When other drivers fail to obey the rules of the road, or they fail to adapt
their driving behaviors to inclement weather, serious crashes can occur. And
when their negligence causes others to suffer injuries, our Louisiana auto
accident attorneys believe that they should be held accountable for the
expenses and suffering they caused.
Expenses associated with winter weather crashes can be
significant. They typically include expensive medical bills for all manner of
auto accident-related injuries, including broken bones, head injuries, soft
tissue damage, and even internal organ damage. In addition, many victims are
unable to work for long periods of time due to their injuries, and that means
no paychecks. Finally, crashes can be mentally and emotionally painful.
We believe that victims deserve to be compensated when
accidents affect their quality of life, and seek to help our clients recover
compensation for all the ways they’ve been harmed: physically, financially, and
At Dudley DeBosier, our legal team knows how important it is
for victims to get the compensation they deserve after crashes that weren’t
their fault. But we also know how difficult it can be to get a fair settlement
from insurance companies that are more concerned about their own profits than
paying victims the money they’re truly owed.
That’s because insurers have many tricks up their sleeves to either reduce or deny otherwise valid claims, resulting in injured victims coming away with paltry settlements—or sometimes, no money at all. When you contact us, you’ll get a legal team on your side that stays one step ahead of the insurance company from the moment we take on your claim until the day you collect your check.
And throughout the process, you can count on us to answer
your questions, address your concerns, and keep you up to date on the progress
we’re making on your claim. We treat our clients like family and battle with
the insurance company to get them the results they deserve—that’s the Dudley
During this time of uncertainty, please know that we are here and ready to help.
If you’ve been injured, we can arrange a virtual meeting in order to start work on your case right away.
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