Car and Motor Vehicle Accidents In The Snow
Winters in Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas can be harsh. The sun goes down much earlier, temperatures drop, and roads become slick. These poor driving conditions can cause problems with traffic and result in auto accidents, and sometimes even death.
Drivers of cars, bikes, motorcycles, buses, taxis should approach the road with caution, particularly as the weather starts to shift and snow and ice begin to form. Ice covered roadways present a problem for automobiles of all kinds, including cars, bikes, motorcycles, buses, taxis. Drivers that do not approach with caution can quickly become involved in an accident.
Common causes of winter auto accidents include:
- Sliding or skidding: Inclement weather makes for poor driving conditions. Roadways and highways can quickly become covered by black ice, which can cause tires to lose traction and serious injury to occur.
- Unsafe or distracted driving: Some drivers use poor judgment and will attempt to navigate the road during unsafe conditions and cause an accident. There are also those drivers who get distracted by cell phones, food, or conversations, taking their attention from the road and causing an accident.
- Decreased visibility: Many accidents occur because the driver cannot see to navigate where they are going. People in a rush may not clear ice off of their windshield and attempt to drive with little to no visibility, ultimately causing an accident.
All drivers are at risk of a motor vehicle accident this winter. The Law Offices of Glen S. Barry, P.C. are prepared to represent victims of winter auto accidents in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. If you have been injured in an accident involving a car, bike, motorcycle, bus, or taxi, call our 24 hour ice/snow injury hotline at 215-947-1948.
Finding the right lawyer for your case can make all the difference. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of winter accident cases. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in the snow, call Glen S. Barry law today.