With the heavy amount of snowfall all over the U.S. in recent months, especially in the Northeastern regions, there is a greater propensity for vehicular accidents. Many residents of the State of New York may be very adept at driving in snowy conditions; however, this is not true of everyone. In fact, some drivers drive extremely recklessly on ice and snow.
Drivers in Nassau County and other cities throughout New York are to be driving with extra precaution during bad weather or in the icy aftermath of a storm. If you have been the victim of a negligent driver and involved in a snow or ice accident, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Charles R. Gueli. Available 24/7, with weekend and evening appointments available, our qualified Nassau County motor vehicle accident lawyer is more than prepared to come alongside you during this time. Fill out our free case evaluation form today!
What reckless behavior can cause a vehicular accident in the snow?
As with any sort of weather condition, there are of course car accidents that may be unavoidable. If drivers take every precaution necessary, however, many needless collisions could be prevented.
Examples of driver negligence in snow and ice that could lead to an accident, could include:
- Using a cell phone
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Breaking basic traffic laws
In the same way, we also realize that it may not even be the fault of any drivers on the road for a snow or ice related accident to occur. Sometimes outside third parties may be to blame for not properly prepping the roadways by clearing off snow, salting, or placing proper warning signs out. Certain highways may be poorly constructed or have hazardous obstacles that could be the cause for a dangerous collision as well. Construction companies, the city or even the snowplow companies that have been hired to keep the roads clear may all be held liable in cases like this. Additionally, even car part and tire manufacturers can be responsible if the vehicle gives out unexpectedly or the tires malfunction on the ice or snow.
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Find out what your snow or ice related accident case could be worth by contacting Attorney Gueli today. Making himself available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offering a FREE, confidential consultation, you have nothing to lose by giving our office a call at (877) 435-1509!