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Common Snow Car Accidents

Posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

It is that time of year again. All the festivities of Christmas and new year are over, and we are in a lull of winter until Easter. This time of year, there are plenty of snowstorms ready to rock the roads and interrupt our lives traveling to and from home and work. People try their best, but our Allentown Car Accident Attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos are all too familiar with car accident injuries related to snowstorms. We are just as committed this winter as the last to ensure that our clients get the compensation and justice they deserve.

Allentown Hardest Hit by Snowstorm

Barely two months into 2021, and Allentown has been hit hard by a snowstorm producing more than two feet of snow. Fast food restaurants and 24-hr diners closed due to roads being impassable. Roads need to be plowed several times to create a passable road. Even buildings buckle under the weight of the snow. Due to the heavy winds, the snowstorm brought debris along with the flurries. Debris causes extra hazards on the road.

The main highways are somewhat passable but still problematic to drive. Yet, people still need to get around. The conditions are not favorable, and getting into an accident in such conditions can cause some severe damage to a vehicle and its passengers.

Snowstorm Accident Statistics

Driving in any inclement condition is a risk. Snowstorms increase that risk because the roads are icy as well as wet from snow sludge. Most recent data states that

  • Nearly 2,000 people die every year, and over 135,000 people are injured due to driving in snowy conditions.
  • Out of all the weather conditions, icy roads are the most dangerous and cause the most fatalities.
  • Pennsylvania is one of the top states for most deaths due to car accidents in snowy weather.
  • Federal data showed that roughly 156,000 car accidents occur annually due to icy road conditions
  • 70% of the roads in the US are built in snowy areas, which increases the likelihood of a car accident

Black ice is one of the most dangerous road conditions because it is hard for drivers to see it before it is too late. Not all drivers are skilled at driving in snowy weather. Even if they are capable, their car may not handle the roads because of tire pressure or tire wear.

What To Do: Contact a Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer

Some don’t have the luxury of calling out of work. Some people have to work regardless of the road condition. If you or someone you love has been injured due to a car accident during the snowy months, you need a car accident attorney to ensure that you are getting the justice and compensation you deserve. An attorney advocating for you lets the insurance companies that you are not messing around. You deserve to get medical bills paid, lost wages, and pain and suffering, etc. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.