From Charlottesville, Virginia

Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Icy Roads Close Virginia Schools

Cold temperatures and icy roads closed local schools for a second day in the Charlottesville Albemarle area. Although primary roads are largely clear, secondary roads still have snow and ice present which can create difficult driving conditions. A lot of car accidents happen after a snow storm has passed and drivers think that there is no longer any reason to be more cautious in driving. I think that the school authorities were wise to keep inexperienced drivers off the road in the early morning hours by cancelling school or delaying the start of the school day.Snow and ice on the roads can result in car accidents and those types of cases are challenging for lawyers and insurance companies. Recovery in a car accident case is premised on the negligence of the driver who caused the accident. Is losing control of a car because of ice just an act of nature or god such that it excuses the driver? The lawyer representing the injury victim in a personal injury case in Virginia has to make the case that the driver did not act reasonably or prudently as would any other driver in the face of icy and snow covered roads. But what if all the facts indicate that the driver was being careful and just happened upon a patch of black ice in an otherwise clear road? Is that driver still responsible for the accident? An experienced personal injury lawyer will want to know all the facts before making a judgment. For instance, how did the driver react after the ice caused problems? Was it really a patch of invisible black ice that caused the accident? It is helpful to be able to begin an investigation of such accidents as soon as possible after the accident happened. If you have questions about a personal injury case involving a car accident caused by ice or snow, call me to go over the facts and see if a recovery is possible. Francis P. Hajek Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Greene, Augusta, Buckingham, Staunton, Waynesboro, Culpepper, Richmond, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News

1 comment:

  1. Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time which can't be avoided but, if an experienced personal injury lawyer is hired will help the victim to get maximum compensation.