In winter months the weather can wreak havoc for commuters. Snow and ice can make highways slick resulting in multi-car pileups. In cities, slippery roads and side streets can cause fender benders and increase the risk of pedestrian accidents. The injuries from snow and ice accidents can vary widely including:
Weather conditions do not change the fact that a driver has a duty of care to the others sharing the road. Some drivers assume that since they have no control over the weather, they assume less fault in an accident where weather conditions are a factor, but this is not true. Even if your car slides on ice and you hit another car, you can be found at fault for the accident.
No matter how much snow and ice covers the road, if you choose to go out and drive, you have a responsibility to drive safely and appropriately. By practicing the following winter driving techniques, you can minimize your risk of causing an accident and being held liable for the damages.
Always use caution if winter weather is affecting road conditions near you. Stay off the road if you can, but if you must drive stay safe by practicing defensive driving techniques.
If you have been injured in a car accident you may be entitled to compensation. Talk to a Pittsburgh car accident lawyer from AlpernSchubert P.C. about your legal options. Call 800-243-6095 to schedule a free initial consultation or contact us online. Based in Pittsburgh, we represent clients in Washington, New Castle, and all of Allegheny County, Washington County, and Lawrence County.
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