An ice event in Kentucky can make for a tricky travel day for Louisville motorists. Already dangerously busy corridors become extremely hazardous as stop-and-go traffic suddenly can’t reliably stop when other motorists hit the brakes.
The consequences can be one collision that can quickly turn into many more collisions as drivers coming up on an accident scene are traveling too fast to brake on the icy roads.
Freezing fog can cause these exact conditions and leave safe drivers vulnerable to those paying less care to the slick roads. That’s in addition to the limited visibility conditions fog already presents to drivers.
Accuweather explains freezing fog by first defining normal fog as a cloud at ground level made up of tiny water droplets. When the temperature goes below freezing, those droplets can freeze on the road at very random spots. Bridges and overpasses are particularly dangerous stretches during a freezing fog event, because they are open to the air underneath, making their surfaces freeze faster from above and below.
Freezing Fog Causes Accidents Along I-64
Motorists on Interstate 64 in central Louisville fought icy road conditions as freezing fog set-in Monday morning. WLKY-TV reported on multiple crashes all before 8:30 a.m. on January 4th, 2021.
There were two major accidents emergency crews responded to in the early morning. One was a multi-vehicle crash on the westbound side at 9th Street. Another accident tied up rush-hour traffic at the 3rd Street exit. There’s no word on if there were serious injuries involved.
City salt and brine trucks were out trying to hit icy spots on Interstate 64 to help avoid more accidents.
Icy Road Traffic Threats in Louisville
Injury victims in weather-related accidents may think they’ll have to face the costs of their recovery alone. That’s simply not true. At-fault drivers and their insurance agents may try to claim that mother nature caused the accident, but that’s not in line with what the law says.
Drivers on wet, icy, or snowy roads are required to go as slow as is necessary in order to keep in control of their cars. That’s why careless drivers traveling too fast for conditions who can’t stop to avoid ramming your car can be held responsible for the damage and injuries they cause.
You can file a claim for damages against their insurance coverage and hope to get every cost of recovery paid for. You can also expect the lost paychecks you’ve missed by being out of work refunded. These awards can also consider any medical care and lost wages you might have to endure in the future.
Contact a Louisville Car Accident Lawyer
If you’ve received a serious injury in an accident caused by a careless driver on icy roads talk to a Louisville Car Accident Attorney you can trust to be on your side and fight for your fair compensation. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the compensation they’ll need to make a full recovery. To discuss your case, contact Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, by clicking here to contact them online.