The good news is…spring is right around the corner. The Cardinals have opened training camp and we have made it through a gauntlet of winter storms without many calamities. The bad news is…winter is still here, and we have to deal with yet another winter storm in the St. Louis metro area.
We have provided a number of posts on the perils of winter driving. But with the weather becoming more variant (and volatile), it is worth noting (and reminding our readers) that it is important to reduce speed and increase awareness when driving conditions become difficult.
Unlike some regions in the Midwest (like the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area) snow storms can make driving in St. Louis extremely dangerous. Fortunately, the Twin Cities is scheduled to get the brunt of this latest storm, with some areas expected to receive up to 10 inches of snow. Nevertheless, drivers must use reasonable care for the conditions presented in our region.
Reasonable care is an important consideration as a practical matter, and as a legal matter. Such care helps drivers avoid hazards and generally keeps them from becoming hazards as well. From a legal standpoint, the failure to use reasonable care could be the impetus of a negligence claim, since it is generally considered that one who fails to use such care could have acted differently (and would not have been in an accident).
Despite the best intentions, accidents still happen. If you have been injured or your vehicle has been damaged, you can seek compensation from the offending driver. An experienced personal injury attorney can answer your questions and lead you through the process.
Source: StlToday.com, Snowstorm threatening big Midwestern cities, March 5, 2013