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Old 01-06-2007, 02:14 AM   #1
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Default Crashed due to snow, NHP and Insurance questions

Hey guys. I crashed my car due to losing traction on Mount Rose highway, going from Reno to Mount Rose Ski area. As I was going up the mountain with many turns, I came across one right turn and my rear wheel kicked out onto the on coming traffic lane. And the car coming down the hill hitted me. Its obviously my fault because my car lost control crossing into his lane. The conditions were, slight snow fall about 9am with slight overcast, and the road was slightly covered with snow, about .5 to 1" of snow, but 10+ cars ahead of me leaving wheel treads for me to follow in, but here are my two questions;

1) Insurance wise, is there anyway around this prevent me to be at fault for the accident? (help!!)

2) NHP (NV Highway Patrol) wrote me a ticket for crossing into the other lane and not having snow chains on when it was required. Is there a chance of fighting the ticket and winning? well, from my understanding, when the flashing Yellow lights are on when " Snow Chains or Snow Tires Required" are flashing, isnt Subaru cars okay without chains since we are AWD and have snow tires?

any stories or knowledge of answers would help... THANKS!!
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:27 AM   #2
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I can only speak on the first question. The very best you can hope for is that for some reason they find that the other driver is partially at fault for not trying to avoid the accident although I have a feeling you'll be found at fault and the ticket doesn't help. I can't say that this is exactly what will happen and don't quote me on that but the best advice I can give you is don't try to make up a story on how it happened to try and get around your insurace as insurance fraud is a lot more painful and expensive than being at fault for an accident. Best of luck

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Old 01-06-2007, 03:40 AM   #3
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You should file a lawsuit against the state of Nevada for not plowing the road. It doesn't sound like it is your fault. Also you shouldn't have a problem getting the people that you hit head on to pay out big time.
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:46 AM   #4
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You probably won't be able to get out of being at fault for the accident. But if you have snow tires on, and are only required to have chains or snow tires, then you should be able to get out of the that ticket.

Of course, you really didn't state if you where running snow tires.
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Old 01-06-2007, 04:07 AM   #5
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You probably won't be able to get out of being at fault for the accident. But if you have snow tires on, and are only required to have chains or snow tires, then you should be able to get out of the that ticket.

Of course, you really didn't state if you where running snow tires.
Thanks for the responds so far guys. I'm your neighbor in California, so I dont know how Nevada trafficing works. But I hope I can atleast get out of as much trouble as already occurred. I was running snow tires, the stockers of the 05' models with 16" RE92's. They did handle good in worst snow conditions than the one I just experienced ... dont know why it didnt hold up this time =/ the past 24 hour sucks!!
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Old 01-06-2007, 04:41 AM   #6
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the stockers of the 05' models with 16" RE92's.
I'm sorry, but RE92 do not qualify as snow tires. They are all season tires.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:02 PM   #7
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You should file a lawsuit against the state of Nevada for not plowing the road. It doesn't sound like it is your fault. Also you shouldn't have a problem getting the people that you hit head on to pay out big time.
..... sueing the state of nevada, righhttt......
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:10 PM   #8
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Thanks for the responds so far guys. I'm your neighbor in California, so I dont know how Nevada trafficing works. But I hope I can atleast get out of as much trouble as already occurred. I was running snow tires, the stockers of the 05' models with 16" RE92's. They did handle good in worst snow conditions than the one I just experienced ... dont know why it didnt hold up this time =/ the past 24 hour sucks!!
Not sure how it works in Nevada... but when chains are required here, 4wd/AWD vehicles are not required to chain up unless there's a cop there telling you you have to. And yeah, RE92's are no where near a good snow tire. I drove on those last year here in the snow and this year I have real snow tires, I will never not have real snow tires, it makes a world of difference! Good luck with your ticket and insurance!
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:03 PM   #9
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I have used the my06 re92's on the snow... they worked great in 4 inches with more coming down.

You just have to drive slow. People push and end up bent. AWD is not the rail road in snow...
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:19 PM   #10
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You should file a lawsuit against the state of Nevada for not plowing the road. It doesn't sound like it is your fault. Also you shouldn't have a problem getting the people that you hit head on to pay out big time.
It's not the state of Nevada's fault that the road's weren't plowed. I live in Flagstaff and there's plenty of times that the roads aren't plowed immediately after snow has fallen. I hope your post was done in sarcasm.

And to the original poster, sorry to say, but failure to control your vehicle is failure no matter how much snow is on the road. You're probably not going to get out of fault as far as your insurance is concerned and as far as fighting the ticket, you better hope the officer doesn't show up to court if you want to get off.
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Old 01-07-2007, 03:18 AM   #11
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blizzaks ftw
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Old 01-07-2007, 11:55 AM   #12
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I was in a single car accident where my car slid into a fence due to a snow and ice storm. I was at fault.
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:06 AM   #13
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YOU were at fault. Mistakes happen, that is why responsible people carry insurance. It sucks that your rates will go up, but you did make a mistake. Learn from it and grow instead of looking for a loop hole like some child. Responsible adults know when they make a mistake, accept it, and accept responsibility.

The important thing here is that you are OK and apparently so is the other driver. A few dollars for insurance premiums and a bit of twisted metal is a small price to pay.

Glad you are OK, the car can be replaced.
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:07 AM   #14
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YOU were at fault. Mistakes happen, that is why responsible people carry insurance. It sucks that your rates will go up, but you did make a mistake. Learn from it and grow instead of looking for a loop hole like some child. Responsible adults know when they make a mistake, accept it, and accept responsibility.

The important thing here is that you are OK and apparently so is the other driver. A few dollars for insurance premiums and a bit of twisted metal is a small price to pay.

Glad you are OK, the car can be replaced.
Good to see someone else who has some morals when it comes to insurance issues. I'm sick and tired of hearing and seeing people "lie" or "stretch the truth" when it comes to insurance claims. If you don't take responsibilities for what you do, everyone else pays for it in the long run with higher rates. Everyone wants to complain when it comes to renewal time, but when it comes to claim time its, ooooooh, gimme money, or its not my fault.
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