Avoiding Multi-car Pileups during the Holidays

Dec 16, 2013


The Holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but according to Alberta Transportation, it’s also the time of year with the highest number of automobile collisions. Roads are packed with people doing their shopping, going to parties, and visiting friends and family. All that extra traffic means greater potential for motor vehicle accidents. Add in the frosty weather that brings icy roads and poor visibility, and combine that with folks who are in a rush, and you’ve got a recipe for multi-car collisions. The Alberta Motor Association provides the following tips for avoiding a highway pileup in wintery conditions:

  • Stay home if you can.
  • If you do have to venture out, slow down. Highway roads can be covered in sheer ice, and at highway speeds, there’s a good chance you will lose control.
  • Stay out of packs (those groups of cars that form on roadways). If you get caught in a pack and there is a crash, there isn’t a lot that you can do.
  • If you can, slow down and put as much space between you and other drivers as possible.

Multi-car Accident Lawyers for Calgary and Alberta

Of course, sometimes accidents are unavoidable. Multi-car pileups are particularly complex, as there are multiple vehicles and drivers involved, and sometimes it can be difficult to determine exactly how the accident happened or who is at fault. Insurance companies fight hard to avoid paying out in these types of accidents, and often a complete accident reconstruction is necessary to establish responsibility and get compensation and benefits flowing. Our firm works with engineers and accident reconstruction specialists who can examine and understand all the evidence, and explain the circumstances and mechanics of the pileup. We cover the investigation costs so our clients don’t have to. If you’ve been injured in a multi-car pileup in Calgary, Edmonton, or anywhere in Alberta, we can help. Let us worry about the accident and the insurance companies, so you can concentrate on getting back to your life. It won’t cost you anything to call today and speak to one of our lawyers, and we don’t charge you a fee unless we win your claim.


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