Winter driving can be a challenging experience, especially when dealing with ice and snow-covered roads. Most drivers clear ice and snow from their vehicles before driving, but accidents can still happen if ice and snow fall off cars that weren’t cleaned properly.

If you are involved in an accident caused by ice or snow falling from another vehicle, you may be able to hold the driver liable for your injuries. Our  Indiana car crash injury lawyers at Wagner Reese can determine responsibility for your crash and help you seek a fair settlement.

Can You Hold Another Driver Responsible for Your Damages?

In Indiana, you can be held liable if you don’t remove snow or ice from your vehicle and it leads to an accident. Drivers have a responsibility to ensure that their vehicles are safe and do not pose a hazard on the roads. This includes clearing off snow and ice that could potentially fly off when a vehicle is in motion and cause harm to others, or otherwise create hazardous driving conditions.

There are several scenarios where another driver could potentially be responsible for harm to you or your vehicle due to not clearing snow or ice:

  • If snow or ice that was not removed from their car dislodges and hits your vehicle, causing damage or a crash.
  • If chunks of ice or compacted snow fall from their moving vehicle and obstruct your view, leading to an accident.
  • If the buildup of snow or ice on another vehicle obstructs the driver’s view and leads to a collision with your vehicle.

Why Hire an Attorney for Your Case

Pursuing a liability claim against a driver whose ice or snow debris caused damage or injury can be complex. A skilled attorney from Wagner Reese can help you understand your rights and determine whether the other driver is at fault for your injuries.

Consider these benefits of choosing our firm to handle your claim:

  • Skill with negligence claims. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the laws in Indiana. If your accident was caused by ice or snow coming off another car, we can prove that the other driver was required by Indiana law to remove it, as it poses a safety risk.
  • Clarify your legal rights. We’ll make sure you understand your legal rights to compensation. We can guide you on how to claim money for car repairs, medical bills, and lost wages if you’ve been injured due to another party’s oversight.
  • Compile evidence to demonstrate fault. We can collect proof, including video from traffic cameras, statements from people who saw the accident, photos, and expert opinions, to create a solid argument for your claim.
  • Negotiation with insurers. Our attorneys can engage with the insurance company on your behalf to secure a fair settlement. We can manage the negotiations, helping make sure that the compensation you receive accurately covers both your immediate and long-term losses.
  • No upfront fees for legal services. Under our no-win, no-fee policy, you only pay for our legal services if we win your case. This means you can benefit from qualified legal representation without paying upfront fees.

Get Fair Compensation for Your Injuries

If you’re in Indiana and ice or snow from another car causes you injury, you can hold the other driver responsible. It’s not always straightforward, however. To boost your chances of getting the compensation you deserve, talk to our experienced personal injury lawyers at Wagner Reese.

During your complimentary initial consultation, we’ll review your situation and discuss your potential legal options. If the other driver was negligent, we can assist you in making a claim against their insurance to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Contact us today to schedule a free case review and get started on your claim.