Although we missed the opportunity for a white Christmas, the winter weather has hit Columbia hard and fast. For many people, this influx of snow does not put their lives on pause. Many Columbia residents still need to attend work and school, and will drive there to do so. Even those who use our public transportation in town rely on the roads to get where they need to go.
Unsurprisingly, slushy and snowy weather in Columbia means a huge spike in car accidents in the area. KOMU reports that the Missouri State Highway Patrol has been assisting dozens of stranded motorists and people in car accidents. With several people being reported as injured. Troop F, which serves Columbia and the surrounding area, continues to post updates about how to deal with the winter weather on their social media.
The Federal Highway Administration notes that over 116,000 people are hurt in car accidents due to snowy or icy roads. The road to recovery after a car accident can be both physically and financially taxing. Luckily, people who were injured in a car accident could benefit from a personal injury claim, if they speak to a car accident lawyer.
What Can a Car Accident Lawyer Do For Me?
In Missouri, you have the right to file a personal injury claim when another person acts in a negligent or reckless manner and you are injured. As with any other court proceeding, however, you’ll need to prove that the other person’s actions were negligent. You’ll also need to prove the extent of your injuries. This needs to be done with facts and testimonies from eyewitnesses and subject matter experts.
When you bring a personal injury lawyer into the fold, they can handle your case with ease. They have years of experience handling situations like yours. Whether you need help collecting evidence, getting medical experts’ opinions, or communicating with the other party, you can leave it up to them. That way, you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Injured? Call Chris Miller
As the snow continues to fall, it’s very likely that more and more people will get injured while driving on the road. They don’t have to face their injuries alone. If you or a loved one were recently injured in a car accident, call us at the Law Office of Chris Miller. We can help you get the settlement you need for a full recovery.