Two States Experience Multiple Accidents Due to Winter Weather
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Hazardous and slick road conditions hampered drivers in Indiana and Illinois,
especially Interstate 70 in Putnam County, Indiana, where multiple
car crashes closed the westbound lanes. It was reported that one crash involved at
least 14 vehicles and another accident involved a semi-truck that jackknifed
in the westbound lanes. Illinois State Police have reported hazardous
conditions on three major interstates and many accidents have been reported
due to black ice on overpasses, ramps, and shaded areas. All law enforcement
agencies were urging motorists to check road conditions, slow down when
driving and expect delays.
Winter weather can often hamper travel due to snow, sleet, freezing rain,
and ice. These conditions can cause low visibility, reduced stop time,
black ice and sliding. This means the chance of being involved in a vehicle
accident increase during this time. There are at least 1,200,000 weather-related
crashes each year in the U.S. ranging from slide-offs to serious vehicle
accidents. Injuries sustained in these accidents can be frightening not
to mention severe. Is your insurance up-to-date? Do you have a personal
injury attorney available to answer any questions if you’re injured?
The attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, have helped many accident
victims after they have been involved in weather- related accidents. It’s
important to find an experienced attorney who can sit down and discuss
your injuries and options that are available to you. We offer a free no-obligation
consultation to meet with you or your loved one and determine if you have
grounds to pursue legal action.
Contact our downtown St. Louis office today and let us help you get the care and
compensation you deserve.