Snowstorm fills southern states with truck accidents, crashes
Snow isn't always pleasant, especially for those with long commutes, but the southern states that aren't used to it have had it hard this winter. According to a report from Jan. 29, South Carolina, Alabama and other states in the south have seen a growing number of accidents and delays due to the snow, sleet and freezing rain. Seeing a truck accident in this kind of weather isn't unusual, and the states are now reporting plenty from the storms.
According to the news, the snowstorm isn't usual for the south, and it resulted in over 1,000 car and truck accidents in Georgia and Alabama alone. At least six people involved died. Many states in the south don't have fleets of salt trucks or plows, and that led to streets being filled with ice and snow, and traffic often came to a standstill. In South Carolina, the governor announced a state of emergency. Other states including Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina, as well as others, did the same. South Carolina got around 4 inches of snow in some parts, which is unusual at any time of year.
Shockingly, troopers in Georgia responded to over 500 crashes throughout the state on Jan. 28, the morning the snowstorm struck. An Atlanta police spokesman claimed that there had been over 285 accidents between 1:30 p.m. and the time of the report on Jan. 29.
In times when weather strikes, accidents tend to happen more frequently. Whether you're facing serious injuries or just want to recoup the costs associated with fixing your car, you may be able to do so with the help of an attorney. If you have been left with injuries or damage due to a negligent driver who wasn't being wary of the conditions, you may have a right to seek compensation.
Source: New York Daily News, "Rare snowstorm in South dumps just 3 inches, and incites chaos across several states" No author given, Jan. 29, 2014