winter hazards

The road can be dangerous at all times of year, but the winter months can make our daily drives a bit more perilous. It’s a good idea to prepare for these winter hazards, like slippery roads and reduced visibility. If you still get into an accident despite doing your best to drive safely, our Westchester County car accident attorneys may be able to assist you.

Can I Prepare for Winter Hazards?

Knowing some of the common winter hazards can make it easier to prepare for them. The things we need to watch out for this season include:

  • Slippery roads
  • Reduced visibility
  • Storms that are too dangerous to drive through
  • Shorter days and more night driving

When we take a look at this list, we realize that there are certain car parts that we should have checked out to ensure that they are in top shape. Give your mechanic a chance to check out your tires, lights, windshield wipers, and HVAC system and give them a clean bill of health. This little bit of preparation can go a long way toward keeping you safer from winter hazards.

How Can I Drive Safely Around Winter Hazards?

When you do get on the road, make sure that you account for potentially slippery surfaces. Drive slower than you normally would and keep more of a distance from the vehicles in front of you.

We also recommend checking out your route and any weather forecasts beforehand. If conditions are going to get dangerous, ask yourself if you really need to make this journey. If you do plan to take a longer trip, avoid trying to rush to your destination.

Can I Sue for Compensation After a Crash?

If you do everything right and do your best to avoid winter hazards, you could still get hurt in a car accident. If the crash was someone else’s fault, our lawyers can help you hold them accountable. We can help you sue for damages that cover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of earning potential

Do I Need a Lawyer?

You may be wondering if you need a personal injury lawyer to sue for compensation after an accident. You are not required to hire one, but having an attorney on your side can be quite helpful. Your lawyer can help you build your case and prove the negligence of another driver. If that driver did not drive safely around winter hazards, they put other people in danger and deserve to be held accountable. Your attorney will help you fight for fair compensation and protect you from any accusations of wrongdoing.

Schedule Your Consultation

So if you think that you have a personal injury case to pursue, contact Hausman & Pendzick. Tell us more about your accident at a free consultation, and we’ll tell you more about how our attorneys can be of assistance.