Winter weather is unpredictable and can create hazardous road and sidewalk conditions. Far more car accidents and slip and falls take place in the winter than any other time of year. Below freezing temperatures and winter storms can further contribute to these incidents.
About 17% of car accidents occur in winter weather conditions. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that Pennsylvania is one of the most dangerous states for driving in the winter. The state also ranked 5th in the nation for fatal accidents in winter.
When driving in winter weather, it’s important to increase the following distance between the vehicle in front of you and to follow the speed limit. If possible, avoid any unnecessary travel during winter storms. If you or a loved one suffered an injury from an accident in winter weather, it’s important that you contact an attorney right away. For more on how to stay safe while driving in winter weather, click here.
Slip and Falls
TopDog Law has filed several lawsuits for slip and falls that happened on sidewalks. More slip and fall incidents occur in the winter months than any other time of year. Ice and sleet left on the sidewalks make even the shortest of distances a challenge.
Slip and falls are one of the leading causes of preventable injury in the U.S. Common injuries from falls include soft tissue injuries, fractures, and back and spine injuries. If you slip and fall on a sidewalk, it’s important to take a picture of the spot that caused you to fall and to contact an attorney.
TopDog Law is here to help if you suffer an injury from winter conditions. Call us at 800-215-7211 or send us a message for a free consultation. For more information about other types of cases we handle, click here.