Lake Effect Snowfall Accidents

Jan 25, 2019

What is Lake Effect Snowfall? 

Lake effect snowfall is formed when cold air moves over warm lake water. The combination of heat and moisture causes clouds to form. These clouds increase in size and snow starts to form.

Dangers of Lake Effect Snowfall Accidents 

Lake effect snowfall can make it extremely dangerous to drive. Many people have to hire a Brooklyn personal injury attorney due to the injuries that they incurred in an accident caused by lake effect snowfall. In Michigan, lake effect snowfall led to a 40-car pile up. Three people died as the result of the pile up. Several other people were injured. The accident occurred on I-96.

Another lake effect snowfall accident occurred on I-90 in Ohio. There was a 50-car pileup. Fortunately, no one died in the pileup, but there were several people who were injured. People whose loved ones were killed in a lake effect snowfall accident can also call Brighton Beach accident lawyers.

Tips for Driving in Winter Weather 

Slow Down 

The best thing that you can do is to drive more slowly than usual. The speed limits that have been set are ideal for summer conditions. That is why you will need to drive at least 10 miles slower than normal.

Do Not Tailgate 

You need to leave enough space between you and the car in front of you just in case the driver has to make an emergency stop.

Avoid Slamming on Breaks 

If your car starts to slide off of the road, then the natural instinct is to slam on the breaks. However, it is better to gently steer your car in the direction that you want it to go.

Contact Levitksy Law Firm

You will need the help of Brighton Beach personal injury attorneys if you have been hurt in a lake effect snowfall accident. Your attorney can determine if negligence played a role in the accident.