Across Lake County there were adverse driving conditions this morning (November 11, 2019) caused by snowfall, cold weather and icy roadways. These adverse driving conditions in Lake County contributed to many vehicle accidents and other difficult situations, such as stuck and stalled vehicles.
While the snowfall varies by region, Lake County generally got 3″-6″ inches of snowfall . This snowfall, winds, and cold (for the season) temperatures contributed to slick conditions and slow drive times. Many types of accidents occurred throughout the Chicago area including “spinouts” and “slideoffs” (i.e. where the vehicle slides off the roadway.)
A review of Lake County crash information shows accidents in many different areas in the county. A small sample include crashes on Route 41 in Highland Park; Route 83 in Grayslake; Route 53 in Long Grove; Route 22 in Lake Barrington; Route 43 (Waukegan Road) in Bannockburn); and Midlothian Road in Hawthorne Woods. Other accidents occurred in Round Lake Beach, Waukegan, and Lindenhurst.
In addition, there were various reports of “stalled” vehicles.
On this site, tips and warnings concerning adverse driving conditions are found in posts seen in the “traffic safety” category. One of these posts, that of February 1, 2015 (“Warning Concerning Lake County Hazardous Driving Conditions“) discusses the hazards presented by “black ice.” While the conditions for black ice formation were not necessarily present this morning, very cold weather expected this evening and overnight may trigger its formation.
Should you get in a traffic accident in adverse driving conditions caused by snow and ice, there are many steps you should take. These steps include protecting your safety, health and your legal rights. If the accident was not your fault, you may be able to get compensation for your accident injuries through the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. Reasons for filing a personal injury lawsuit are further discussed on the “Reasons For Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit After An Accident” page.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Joseph Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses. To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. There is no fee for this consultation.