Dan Munley, Scranton Injury Lawyer, Explains Why The Roads Can Be Dangerous the Day After Bad Weather
During the winter months in Pennsylvania everyone knows that bad weather can create hazardous road conditions, which lead to car accidents.
But snow and ice can even create dangerous conditions for motorists long after the snow has been cleared from the roads. After the streets have been plowed and the walkways shoveled, ice and snow may still be present on the rooftops of vehicles. This build-up of snow and ice may dislodge while the car is being driven, and cause serious injury to others. This danger is increased when the vehicle is a tractor trailer that can hurl ice from its roof at dangerously high speeds while driving on the highway.
As a personal injury lawyer at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys of Scranton, Pennsylvania, I have handled cases where tractor trailer drivers and other motorists forget to remove snow and ice from their vehicles before taking to the road, causing personal injury to others and breaking the the law. He warns that a truck driver’s failure to clear the accumulated snow or ice from their vehicle could result in a state fine and civil liability if someone is seriously injured as a result. Unfortunately, not all motorists follow the law requiring snow removal and many accidents and injuries may result during the snowy winter months ahead.
Falling snow and ice can result in property damage and serious injuries or even death to other motorists and pedestrians. When tractor trailers are traveling at high speeds or driving through tunnels, bridges, and underpasses on Pennsylvania highways, accumulated snow on the roof of the tractor trailer can be pushed off and reduce visibility for motorists driving behind the trailer. Not only can a motorist lose control of his or her vehicle trying to avoid falling snow; but dislodged ice can shatter through a windshield causing serious, sometimes fatal, injuries. When driving behind a tractor trailer after a heavy snowstorm, it is important to remember to keep your distance and watch out for falling snow and ice.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a snow or ice related accident due to the failure of a fellow driver to clear ice or snow from their vehicle you may be entitled to compensation. The personal injury attorneys of Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys in Scranton can help you get reimbursed for medical expenses as well as recover for the pain and suffering you endured as a result of someone else’s negligence. No other firm in Scranton or the state has the expertise to fight against the huge trucking companies and get you the recovery you deserve. Call our offices today at 855-866-5529 for a free consultation.
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