Winter weather can cause devastating car accidents

With the treacherous winter weather conditions of the past month, many Pittsburgh families have been involved in accidents on the road. The icy roads have caused a number of car accidents, many of which resulted in serious injuries and tragically even fatalities.

While the weather can contribute to these accidents, many accidents are caused by negligent drivers. When a driver hits the roadways, they have a responsibility to other travelers to adhere to the rules of the road. Unfortunately, some drivers choose to ignore these rules.

Distracted driving has become a leading cause of car accidents all across the country. These drivers text, talk on the phone and do numerous other activities behind the wheel that take their attention away from the road. Drivers can also be negligent when they ignore traffic laws. Speeding, drunk driving and reckless disregard of weather conditions are all major causes of car accidents.

After an accident, your family may have trouble getting back to their normal lives. The good news is that there is something that may help them. If a driver is found negligent, he or she may be liable for damages that occurred as a result of the accident. These damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, funeral costs and various other expenses. With this financial support, your family may have an easier time getting back on their feet.

If you or your family has been injured in a car accident, it may be in your best interest to speak to a trained legal professional about your situation. Gismondi & Associates has been helping families for years and will do their best to assist you with your case.