Winter Storm Accident

Were you injured in a winter storm accident and have questions? Watch this video for guidance, then call our New York Car Accident Lawyer to learn more.

Question:

Do I have a claim if I was injured during a bad winter storm in New York?

Answer:

Winter Storm Accident We often receive calls from clients concerned that weather may have had some effect on causing the accident. In one particular case, it was a snowy day and the asphalt was covered with snow. Our client asked, “Well, isn’t that an excuse?” The answer is no.

You have an obligation as an operator of a vehicle to proceed at a speed that’s relative to the conditions. If there’s snow on the ground, you have to go slower than if there isn’t. If it’s raining, you have to proceed slower than when it’s not raining out. You need to know and you need to judge how much distance you should be from the vehicle in front of you based on the conditions. The answer is weather will have an impact on the happening of an accident, but an operator of a vehicle has an obligation to adjust the way that individual operates their vehicle, given the weather conditions.


Were you or a loved one injured in a crash and have questions about a winter storm accident? Contact experienced New York Car Accident Lawyer at the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a legal consultation to learn what your case is worth.

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