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Who Is Liable for An Auto Accident Due to Bad Weather in Memphis?

Fall is upon us in the Mid-South, which means rainy weather, hazardous conditions and a few days of snow not too far away. With a change in seasons and daylight savings time comes an increase in weather related auto accidents. One of the more common questions we get asked is, “if the rain, snow, light conditions or even wind caused me to have an accident then I’m not liable, right?”

The short answer to the question is you are liable even if your accident was due to rainy streets or icy roads. For instance, if you are traveling down Poplar Avenue in Memphis, TN and you apply your brakes, but you still slide into the car in front of you due to icy roads you are still responsible for any damages you cause to the other vehicle and driver.

The reason for this is the law states that in most cases you are responsible for the operation of your vehicle, while taking into consideration road and weather conditions. The law mandates that each driver must take extra precaution when operating a vehicle given hazardous conditions. Regardless of weather conditions, whoever is at fault will be liable for damages.

With that being said, another contributing factor to an increase in auto accidents in Memphis besides weather is the Holiday season travel increase. It is inevitable that with an increase in Holiday traffic this Thanksgiving and Christmas there will be more accidents.

If you or a loved one are in an accident this Holiday season, please don’t hesitate an accident attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm for a quick and free case evaluation. We are always happy to answer your questions over the phone, email or in person to see that you are properly advised of your legal rights and options. The Holiday seasons can be stressful enough, without the added headache of being in an accident. Call 1(901)526-9494 or text us at 1(901) 545-9390 to let our attorneys can begin working for you to assure you the expert legal representation you deserve.

We want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving for 2021. We all know the past few years have prevented unthinkable obstacles and problems for everyone across the world. Hopefully better days are ahead, and we are so thankful to still be representing such wonderful people across the Mid-South area. Again, thank you all for allowing us to serve you, be safe and be kind. Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Brian Chiozza at 4:40 PM
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