The Montana Highway Patrol reported it responded to more than 25 car accidents over the weekend.
Car accidents in Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Lakeside and other areas of the Valley are common this type of year.
Ice and snow create slippery conditions which can lead to car accidents in the Flathead Valley.
“If you can obviously afford studded snow tires, that’s the way to go, but if nothing else, have good safe all-season tires and know that your tires are in good shape,” said Tow Operator Dirk Meyer. “That’s 90 percent of safe winter driving…just have good tires and give yourself a little extra time.”
Some other common sense tips to avoid Kalispell car accidents include:
- Drive slower on snow and ice;
- Give adequate room for the car in front of you to slow or stop;
- Use 4 Wheel Drive if available on your vehicle;
- Shift into a lower gear to prevent higher speeds and to use more torque;
- Use a de-icer windshield wiper fluid; and
- Change windshield blades every winter.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Flathead Valley car accident, contact Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free car accident case evaluation.
Injured parties of a Kalispell car accident may be legally entitled to advance payment of lost wages, medical expenses and other damages. Insurance companies spend millions every year training their adjusters to pay as little as possible. The Kalispell lawyers of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. have combined over 30 years of experience aggressively representing innocent car accident victims.
Call (406) 755-6828 for a free case evaluation.