Driving on Ice
In the state of Wisconsin, every year will require driving in the presence of ice. While drivers are encouraged to limit their use of the roadways when they are covered in ice, the practical realities of life often require that individuals risk the perils of an icy road. In order to reduce the risk of an accident, these motorists must adapt their driving habits to the less than ideal conditions. Reckless disregard for the effect that ice can have on a driver’s control over his or her vehicle constitutes negligence that may warrant legal action in the event of a crash.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to seek financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. Contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today to learn more in a free consultation with a skilled and experienced lawyer.
Safety Tips for Driving on Ice
The best thing to do in icy road conditions is to avoid getting into the vehicle. However, if you are required to drive, it is important to take the following safety precautions.
- Drive slowly
- Leave sufficient space between cars
- Use your headlights at all times
- Exercise particular caution on bridges and overpasses
- Do not use cruise control
- Do not pass other traffic
- Depress the brake pedal gently
Inadequately trained motorists should not drive during icy conditions and anyone who causes an accident through his or her negligence should be held accountable.
The Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, are prepared to help you to seek compensation from a negligent driver who caused you harm by failing to drive in a manner appropriate to icy road conditions. Contact us today at 800-242-2874.