Can You Sue if Ice Flies off a Car and Damages Your Vehicle?
Wisconsinites may be used to it, but it doesn’t make it any easier or more pleasant. We’re talking about, of course, waking and seeing that your vehicle is completely frozen solid. If you park outside, you know how long it takes just to open your door, let alone clear all the snow and ice off your windshield, mirrors, and windows.
While it’s always a hassle, it’s extremely important to have full visibility while driving. So much so, in fact, that it’s required by law in Wisconsin. In 2002, New Hampshire passed a law that required all drivers to remove all snow and ice from their vehicles after a woman died in a crash caused by ice flying off a tractor-trailer.
Just as you can sue when a driver’s negligence causes them to crash into you on the road, even if the crash was exacerbated or amplified due to ice or snow, you can also sue if a driver fails to clear ice and snow from their vehicle and it flies off, causing damage to yours.
Flying snow and ice aren’t just hazards for vehicles themselves—they can also put occupants and other motorists at risk. For example, drivers may swerve to avoid being hit by huge chunks of ice that are flying down the highway at high speeds. In the process, they may lose control or crash into vehicles around them.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a crash involving ice and snow, whether it was on the ground of hurtling through the air, the Green Bay auto accident lawyers at Brian Hodgkiss Injury Lawyers want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.