In Alabama, you don’t often get large amounts of snow or ice. Most of the south has been battered by the weather this year, and it may be the reason for an increased number of car accidents. With injuries likely and medical bills in the works, it’s probable that some people could be looking to get compensation when another person hits them in the snow.
The scene in the south is a bit unusual, with snow closing down stores and causing people to abandon their vehicles. According to the news from Jan. 30, 2014, snow and ice-storms brought Atlanta, Georgia, to a standstill. Alabama hasn’t fared much better, according to the reports, with treacherous interstates covered in black ice or snow.
Along the highways, cars were abandoned. Some people were in accidents, resulting in damage to vehicles and injuries to passengers. The snow resulted in the death of a 60-year-old woman in Georgia and a 17-year-old boy in Henry County; they had one-car accidents. However, the Georgia State Patrol reported an astonishing 1,254 accidents with 130 injuries due to the storms.
In Alabama, five people were killed and 23 people were injured due to the dangerous weather conditions. Of course, negligence and distractions can be a cause, but the addition of the black ice and lack of education in driving in these conditions could be contributing factors.
If you’ve been in an accident, you may want to consider seeking compensation to cover your bills. With so many people being injured across Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina alone, you are not likely to be the only one to do so.
Source: CNN, “Georgia, Alabama clear vehicle-littered roads as deep freeze settles in” Chelsea J. Carter and Dana Ford, Jan. 30, 2014