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Snow Storm Leads To Hundreds Of Accidents Across The South

Just a few days after a snowstorm swept across the southeast dumping several inches of snow throughout the region, providing many people with interesting stories that they'll remember for a long time. However, many motorists are still in the process of figuring out what to do with their damaged, and in some cases, abandoned vehicles. Many of these individuals are facing tough questions only further complicated when their vehicles were damaged by other cars. After all, the sudden onslaught of so many accidents left many accidents unreported and thus without police reports.

Typically when you've been involved in a car accident one of the first things to do is to have a police report written up. Without a police report, many insurance companies may make a recovery of damages due to another's negligence a little more difficult. However, in these sort of large scale events things often function a little differently. For individuals and families involved in accidents this past week it's important to properly evaluate all of your options.

While snow is somewhat rare in the Atlanta area, it does happen. When it does we want you and yours to know what to do. In the event that you're caught in something similar in the future, the following are a few tips for driving safely in the snow:

  1. Drive Slowly- Nothing contributes to the likelihood of an accident in inclement weather like speed. If you think you may be driving too fast for conditions, you probably are. When in doubt, SLOW DOWN!
  2. Be Patient- If bad weather is bearing down and someone in front of you is going slower than you'd like, well, hold tight. It's never going to make things better to overreact, which brings us to our next tip...
  3. Don't Be Aggressive- Driving in an overly aggressive manner can take a bad situation and make it much worse. When conditions are icy and tensions are already high calm down. Everyone just wants to get home safely.
  4. Regularly Maintain Your Car- Even in normal weather it is important to keep your car properly maintained. Bad weather can sneak up on you and really test what your vehicle is made of. This is why it's important to monitor things like the tread on your tires.

Of course nothing guarantees that an accident won't happen. Like we saw this week, the sudden onset of even a few inches of snow can cause real difficulties for our city. As people begin to reclaim their cars and figure out what to do with their wrecked vehicles, it's important that people know their options. If you were involved in an accident this past week and are trying to figure out what to do, please don't hesitate to contact our offices with any questions that you might have.

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