We have reached the coldest month of the year in Pennsylvania and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Freezing temperatures combined with wet roadways can create black ice. According to the Federal Highway Administration, upwards of 150,000 car accidents occur every year on icy roads across the country. Many of these serious crashes are caused by black ice.
Despite the name, black ice really is not black at all. It is clear ice that forms as moisture freezes on the road surface. Because it looks like spots of wetness and has few air bubbles, drivers either do not see it or assume it is water and proceed normally, not realizing just how slippery it can be.
Spinning out on black ice can be incredibly frightening but knowing what to do if it happens can help reduce the likelihood of a crash. If you are involved in a crash resulting in physical injuries to you or others, you should contact an experienced car accident lawyer immediately to discuss your claim and protect your rights.
Car accidents take a physical, emotional, and financial toll on everyone involved. If you are dealing with the aftermath of a crash, contact the skilled Allegheny County car accident lawyers at AlpernSchubert P.C. We devote the time and attention your legal matter deserves to put you on the best path to justice. To learn more about all the legal services we offer personal injury clients, call us at 412-765-1888 or contact us online for a free consultation. Based in Pittsburgh, we represent clients throughout western Pennsylvania, including Lawrence County, Washington County, and Allegheny County.