Cold Weather Causes Accidents All Over Michigan

March 5, 2014 |
Cold Weather Causes Accidents All Over Michigan

The recent cold weather that has overtaken the United States has caused problems all over the roadways, including Michigan. Hazardous whiteouts have led to a multitude of car accidents in Michigan.  That is what police say was to blame for a multiple-vehicle accident that recently took place outside of Ann Arbor.

On M-52, a semi started a chain reaction that led to at least one death and several injuries. The crash happened near Sharon Township in Washtenaw County. Across the state, other accidents have been reported due to the recent wintry weather. Schools are closed in some areas due to below-zero temperatures.

A whiteout happens when blowing snow obscures vision completely. This makes driving extremely dangerous. If you find yourself caught in a whiteout, turn on your hazards and make your way to a safe area until the blizzard passes. Reduce your speed as well. This will reduce the chances of getting in an accident.

In any crash it is important to seek monetary compensation, whether it is from an insurance company or from a lawsuit. However, crashes due to inclement weather require special care. The weather can play a factor in how much money you may be eligible for. That’s why you need a lawyer on your side who will work to get you a fair settlement. Call Michigan Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation. Our lawyers are ready to help you get back on your feet.