Whether it’s a bright and sunny day or stormy and dark, car accidents can always occur. Mistakes happen all the time and so does bad luck. It all adds up to the reality that we all run the risk of being involved in collisions where we are at risk of being hurt or killed whenever we’re inside a vehicle or crossing the street. Bad weather can certainly add to the risk of a serious collision.
While accidents occur less often during the cooler seasons because fewer people are on the road, they still occur at an alarming rate. Nationally, about 156,000 crashes occur per year due to wet and/or icy roads. Louisiana contributes to this statistic and sees its fair share of winter-weather and weather-related accidents every year, even if our climate is warmer than many places. As a responsible driver, having the contact information of an experienced car accident attorney handy along with proof of insurance and other crucial information may seem a little unusual, but being prepared for the unexpected is always a good idea.
Passengers and Pedestrians
Even if you don’t drive often, passengers and pedestrians are also very much at risk. If you weren’t behind the wheel during an accident, others are nearly always at fault and the support of a car accident lawyer backing you up will almost certainly be needed. This applies, by the way, whether the fault is of a driver in another vehicle, or if the driver of the vehicle you’re in is deemed responsible. Having access to a personal injury’s lawyer contact information handy on a smartphone or other device never hurts.
The Russell Law Firm Can Help Any Time of the Year
Of course, we hope you’ll think of the team here at the Russell Law Firm. Danny Russell founded our firm because, as a young college student, he was an accident victim who realized too late he had been shortchanged. We’re here to ensure that doesn’t happen to you. Visit our contact page or call the number on your screen to learn more.