Slippery Conditions

Your Catastrophic Injury
Case Is Our Top Priority.

Atlanta Slippery Conditions Lawyer

Slippery road conditions can occur because of fallen rain on a roadway, ice, snow, sleet or many other reasons.  If you have been injured in a crash that occurred due to slippery driving conditions, you will want to contact an experienced car accident lawyer at Ponton Law as soon as possible.

Accidents Can Happen at Any Given Moment

Ever-changing weather patterns can lead to slippery road conditions at any given moment.  But how can drivers stay safe while traveling on the road? One suggestion is to simply slow down. Drivers can keep themselves and others much safer if they take their time when traveling in inclement conditions. Even just a small amount of rain can lead to a catastrophic crash if a vehicle is traveling at high speeds. This is because the roads are often filled with other debris and liquids, such as oil, that can lead to a very slippery mix when combined with rainfall.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash, we can help.  Please contact us online or call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507 if you have been hurt in an automobile accident.

The Hazards Associated With Wet Driving Conditions

The Federal Highway Administration notes that almost one-fourth of all automobile collisions that occur throughout the nation are related to some type of weather event. Many take place on wet pavement and nearly half of those crashes occur when it is raining.

There are a number of hazards that drivers may face when it is raining, including decreased visibility, hydroplaning, brake failure and decreased tire traction. It is important to note that Georgia law requires everyone operating an automobile to use their headlights when it’s raining or at any other time where it may be difficult for other drivers to see an automobile or pedestrian from at least 500 feet away.

What Should I Do if I Have Been Involved in an Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured, call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507.  You will also want to consider doing the following:

  • Get a Medical Evaluation. Getting a complete medical examination from a qualified medical professional is critical after a slip-and-fall accident.
  • Take Pictures or Video of the Accident Scene. Being able to show a judge or jury the conditions that led to your injury can be critical to getting full compensation. Consider taking pictures of the slippery roadway conditions or having someone record the scene on your behalf.
  • Get Witness Information. Witness testimony can be critical to getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.  If you are able, get the contact information of anyone who may have seen the accident and can speak to the slippery conditions that were present at the time of the crash.

Why Should I Choose Ponton Law to Represent Me?

All drivers must operate their vehicles in a safe manner at all times — but especially when road conditions may not be optimal.  Attorney James Ponton is dedicated to his clients’ well-being.  The legal team at Ponton Law will take the time to understand your unique situation and work hard to get you the compensation that you deserve.  Call Ponton Law today at 404-418-8507 and let us help you with your case.

Recent Posts

Articles
November 13, 2019

Slip and Fall Knee Injury Settlement

Accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. Whether it's at home or work, slip and fall injuries can occur. In most cases, slippery and wet floors contribute so much to such incidents. Obstructions are also responsible for common injuries when they trip your foot while walking. This calls for safety measures to minimize accidents at work, at home or in public places. Regardless of the cause, if you injure your knee through falls or slips at the workplace, your employer may be liable for your injuries. This is where a slip and fall knee injury settlement comes into play. Several factors such as liability and negligence play a crucial role in determining knee injury settlement. However, your compensation may cover your injuries, medical bills, your lawyer’s fee, not forgetting the pain and suffering you went through. Factors that Determine Slip and Fall Knee Injury Settlement When it comes to a slip…
Articles
November 13, 2019

How to Fix a Fender Bender

Getting into an accident is a massive inconvenience even if it is only a fender bender. Minor car accidents like fender benders may have hidden costs which you will only find out when it comes to repairing them. In this article, I will show how you can fix your car after a fender bender if you are not injured, the car can be repaired and there are no lawsuits against you. If there are any lawsuits brought against you after a fender bender you should contact an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer.  Here is how to fix a fender bender: Assess the Damage The first step to fixing a fender bender is assessing the damage to your vehicle. Your insurance company is going to do the assessment. Insurance companies can perform three types of assessments. They can have their own claims adjuster perform the assessment by bringing your vehicle to one…
Articles
November 13, 2019

How Much Will My Insurance Go up After a Fender Bender?

A fender bender is a minor car accident. Regardless of how minor the accident, if you report it to your insurance company, your premium rates will undoubtedly rise. That is why it is so crucial to have an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer on hand whenever you have an accident. There is no generally accepted answer to the question, ‘how much will my insurance go up after a fender bender?’ the answers range from very optimistic to some that can really dampen your spirits. However, the answer depends on several factors including the nature of the accident, your insurance company and the type of car you drive. Factors That Determine an Insurance Rate Increase After a Fender Bender Extent of the Accident Even though a fender bender is a minor accident, the extent of the damage can vary widely. The rate of increase of your insurance will be determined by how…
Articles
November 13, 2019

3 Car Fender Bender Who Is at Fault?

A multiple car fender bender also known as a ‘chain reaction’ traffic accident occurs when three or more vehicles collide in a series of back-end accidents caused mainly by the first collision. A chain reaction accident may include one or more drivers acting recklessly which makes it very difficult to file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. However, an Atlanta Car accident attorneys could really help with the matter. A plethora of issues arise when establishing 3 car fender bender who is at fault. Read on to find out more about these issues. Establishing Fault When filing a lawsuit against another driver after a chain reaction accident, you have to prove liability under a legal doctrine known as ‘negligence.’ Determining negligence in a 3 car fender bender involves finding out which driver’s recklessness was the cause of the accident. If multiple drivers were negligent, you will need to…