Winter Storm Accidents

Dec 19, 2018

Winter Storms and the Accidents that Follow

Winter storms often create hazardous road conditions. Unfortunately, some drivers do not exercise proper care while driving in these conditions and accidents result. If you have been injured in a car accident during a winter storm, you should contact a Brooklyn personal injury attorney to review your options.

What type of winter accidents could result in a personal injury claim?

There are many different types of car accidents that are common during winter storms. These may give rise to a claim for damages in some situations if the other driver was negligent. Some examples of driving behavior that may be negligent include:

  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to exercise reasonable caution
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Multi-vehicle pile ups
  • Side swipes

How can you prevent a winter storm accident?

To reduce the chance of a winter storm related accident, here are some tips:

  • Reduce your speed
  • Remove frost, ice and snow from your windshield
  • Leave plenty of room to stop
  • Take turns slowly
  • Drive with snow tires
  • Use all wheel or four wheel drive

What should you do if involved in an accident?

If you are in an accident, make sure to get the other driver’s information. You should also contact law enforcement so they can make a report. You will want to have contact information for a Brighton Beach personal injury lawyer, so you can contact them for advice about what to do.

The attorneys at Levitksy Law Firm are available to provide legal advice and representation to persons who have been injured in winter storm accidents. They can help you know what to do if involved in an accident and will help you pursue a claim for money damages to compensate you for your injuries. Contact Levitksy Law Firm today for more information.