Because of both the universal need for cars and our inability to influence the weather, cars have been adapted over time to adjust to certain weather conditions, making transportation much safer. However, sometimes conditions are so bad that even with the most sophisticated vehicle, it is far wiser to stay off the roads altogether. Snow and ice motor vehicle accidents are very common in particular regions, and in those accidents, one crash usually begets another. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert snow and ice accident attorney or car accident lawyer at 617-787-3700.
According to data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, covering all fatal car accidents in the United States from 2009-2013, rain is actually a more fatal driving hazard than either snow or ice. In fact, rain is statistically the deadliest weather hazard in the world, accounting for over $7,000 car accident deaths per year.
There are several proposed explanations for these results. First of all, rain is far more uniform across the United States than snow and ice. Also, because rain is not thought of as being in the same category as snow and ice in terms of danger, drivers are far more nonchalant about driving in the rain and will take fewer precautions as compared with driving in snow or ice. The study stressed, however, that speeding and reckless driving are still far and away the leading cause of fatal car accidents in the U.S.
If you or a loved one has been injured in your car as a result of a snow or ice accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert snow and ice accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!