Winter is coming, and so are winter car accidents

On Behalf of | Oct 20, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

While we still may be in October, that will not stop the skies of the Treasure State from sending snow and ice our way. We all know the dangers created when snow and ice build on the roads and on our cars.

Unfortunately, the weather changes do not mean we can stop our need to go to work, take our kids to school or live our day-to-day lives. After all, one of the reasons we love this state is the space, but this means we have to drive to live.

Wintry weather and accidents

According to a NonStopLocal KFBB report, one day of October winter conditions resulted in over 80 crashes. The Montana Department of Transportation also reported several road closures from interstates to state roads. Whether you call Helena or Missoula home, we all need to brace for the upcoming snow, and the dangerous road conditions that result.

While the news report states there were over 80 accidents recorded in a single day, there is not information regarding the amount of property damage or physical injuries caused by the crashes. But, we know car accidents seldom result in no property damage or physical injuries.

What are some steps to take if you are involved in a car crash

If you are involved in an accident with another vehicle, you should always handle any health or injury matters first. You should also notify police to the location of the accident so that they may create a report.

But, it is also important to know if your accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, in addition to exchanging insurance information, you may benefit from contacting an attorney knowledgeable about motor vehicle accidents and personal injury claims.

It can be beneficial to discuss your case particulars with an attorney and get their advice before speaking to an insurance company. If you are facing serious injuries, it can be in your best interest to consult a Missoula area attorney.

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