January has brought with it very low temperatures and slick roads that have proved to be too much for many Texas drivers. According to KHOU, emergency crews responded to over 100 accidents between the hours of 4 and 8 a.m. in Houston on the 24th.
Drivers in Texas are used to occasional ice on bridges or overpasses during the wintertime, but these temperatures are creating numerous patches of ice all over the roads, which can catch drivers off guard. When driving in these conditions, it is especially important to be as careful as possible.
When drivers are not vigilant against winter weather, they cause accidents, leading other drivers to need a Houston personal injury lawyer. Even if drivers are caught unaware by ice, this does not mean that they are not ultimately at fault, if they slide and crash.
Drivers who skid and cause crashes do so because they are either do not know how to drive safely on icy roads or because they are being negligent. The people that they crash into should contact a Houston personal injury lawyer to learn about the legal options that are available.
If you are involved in an accident because of the icy roads in Houston, resist the urge to make any comments at the scene that would imply that the accident was your fault. Be sure to check on the other driver and passengers, but do not speculate about blame or fault. If they are okay, ask the other drivers for contact and insurance information.
After you are sure that everyone is safe, contact a Houston personal injury lawyer before speaking to anyone, especially anyone from another driver’s insurance company. Your lawyer will advise you as to the actions that would be in your best interest to take.