Hard to believe November is upon us already. Fall is flying by and winter is on its way. The first winter weather could hit the Springfield Missouri at anytime. Winter driving conditions often make driving around very unpredictable and winter driving accidents in Missouri are far too common. Always be aware this time of year about slick bridges and overpasses, even if there is no snow or ice on the ground. Another thing do not text while driving anytime, but especially during bad weather. Also check the weather and up to date traffic information.
The Missouri Department of Transportation offers these tips to help drivers in the winter.
Their recommendations during the trip are:
- If possible, postpone your travel until roads have been plowed, treated, and cleared. You don’t want to slide off the road, and we don’t want to plow around disabled vehicles.
- Slow down and adjust your speed to the conditions.
- Give snowplows plenty of room, and don’t pass them.
- Always wear your seat belt.
- Remember that driving is most dangerous when temperatures are near 32 degrees.
- Watch for other vehicles having problems with road conditions.
- Keep mirrors, windows and lights clean; keep your lights on.
- Don’t pass other vehicles on or near bridges.
- Keep your fuel tank at least half full.
- If you don’t feel comfortable driving, pull off of the highway and park at the first safe place.
If you or someone you love have been injured in a Missouri car accident or truck accident and the accident was not your fault, you may have a right to recover compensation for injury including pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages due to missed work and your medical bills. Victims of personal injury and the surviving family of wrongful death victims often have a difficult time choosing an attorney. Many personal injury firms handle a large volume of cases, treating clients as just one of many at The Krebs Law Firm L.L.C., we take a personal approach with our clients. Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a personal injury attorney when they were injured by a speeding driver but we only handle accident cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the benefits that you deserve. If you would like to speak to Jason Krebs and his staff simply call (417) 883-5886 for your free case evaluation today.