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While snow plows help keep our roads clear in wintry weather conditions, they can also be incredibly dangerous vehicles to drive around. If you or someone you love has been injured in a snow plow accident, make sure you have an expert attorney on your side. There are many factors and parties at play when you collide with a large truck, so you’ll want an expert snow plow accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.

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These plows are essentially large trucks, which bring with them liabilities and dangers you should be aware of. The lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys are nationally recognized for their expertise in truck accident law. Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys is the only firm in the country to have two of our lawyers lead the AAJ Trucking Litigation group. Both Daniel Munley and Marion Munley have also been recognized as one of the Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers   by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Tips for Driving Around Snow Plows

  • Give a plow plenty of space. The plow itself can extend over the center line, so keep this in mind as you share the road with an oncoming plow.  The same rule applies if you’re behind the plow.
  • Allow plenty of extra space between your vehicle and the plow, as they may make unexpected stops or turns. And, due to their limited field of vision, the space directly behind the plow is a blind spot!
  • If you’re traveling behind a snow plow, it’s a good idea to stay there! They tend to travel more slowly than the speed limit, but the road behind the plow is likely to be safer than the road ahead.  Avoid passing a snow plow, never get in between two plows in a plow line, and never pass a plow on the right. Again, don’t assume that the plow operator can see you.
  • Maintain a safe speed. If plows are out, chances are the roads are in less than ideal condition, so a reduced speed is wise. Plows can make sudden stops and turns, and they can kick up clouds of snow that limit visibility. Take your time to reach your destination safely.

Snow Plow Accidents Caused by Negligence

Many things can happen to cause a snow plow accident on winter roadways. With snow potentially falling at any time of day, drivers are often called to man the snow plows late and last minute. Then there are the inherent dangers of navigating these large trucks in bad weather with low visibility.

The major reasons for snow plow accidents on roadways include:

  • Drivers who are fatigued, intoxicated, or otherwise impaired
  • Drivers who are not properly trained
  • Drivers who are speeding or not taking necessary precautions
  • Low visibility in inclement weather
  • Motorists and pedestrians who aren’t paying attention and cause hazards
  • Roads that are untreated or otherwise slippery
  • Snow plows that are improperly maintained

The job of a snow plow driver is inherently arduous. They work long hours that occur at very late or early hours of the day, sometimes without proper warning. On top of that, shifts can be long, and of course, conditions are guaranteed to be somewhat treacherous. For these reasons, it’s incredibly important that drivers stay engaged, alert, and attentive when behind the wheel to avoid a snow plow accident.

If you have been injured in an accident with a snow plow, your lawyer will help determine the cause of the collision. An experienced truck crash attorney can help investigate if your injuries are due to the driver, a third party responsible for proper driver hiring and training, another car or pedestrian, or even all of the above.

Stay Alert on Winter Roads

Driving in snowy conditions is stressful for anyone. Before you hit the road, there are ways you can help prevent snow plow accidents for you and other drivers.

  • Keep your headlights turned on. Avoid being hit by a snow plow by ensuring that your vehicle is visible. Snow plow drivers sit up higher from the road, so having your lights on especially helps them to identify oncoming traffic and to stay alert to avoid snow plow accidents.
  • Clear all snow from your vehicle. Don’t just clear the windshield. If you leave any snow or ice on your car, it will likely drift off and land on another driver’s windshield, obstructing their view and causing dangerous conditions for everyone on the road. To avoid snow plow crashes or any kind of collision, clean all ice and snow off your car before accelerating on the roads.
  • Avoid driving during a snowstorm. This is the best way of course to avoid snow plow accidents on the road, for you and for other drivers. There will always be emergencies that dictate leaving home during inclement weather. But if it’s not an emergency, staying home until the bad weather passes is the safest choice for everyone.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Snow Plow Accident Lawyer?

Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys charges truck accident clients on a contingency basis. That means the attorney is only paid if they win money damages for you. This makes it possible for anyone injured to hire the best snow plow accident lawyer and ensure they get the best possible legal representation.

Nothing is more devastating than getting into a wreck with a large truck like a snow plow. Your injuries may be life-threatening, and medical costs can amount to tens of thousands of dollars. Your insurance may not cover all of your expenses, and you may have difficulties just trying to get back to your life. We are here to help. If you’ve been injured in a snow plow accident, then don’t wait much longer.

Hire an Expert Snow Plow Accident Attorney

We have been handling accident cases involving large trucks like snow plows for decades, so our experience and knowledge are unmatched. We have what it takes to get you the maximum recovery.

Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys is a family-run law firm. We will approach your snow plow accident case with the full force of our entire team and will work together to achieve the best possible result. In addition to representing you in negotiations and in court, we will be available as your resource to guide you through this difficult time.

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