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Tips for Avoiding Car Accidents on Icy Roads

Any type of car accident can be extremely dangerous. However, driving on icy roads is one of the most common causes of car accidents with catastrophic results. While the statistics of such accidents are unfortunate, accidents caused by icy roads can be prevented. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident due to icy roads, contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.

When it comes to driving on icy roads, there are a number of things drivers can do to keep both themselves and other drivers’ safe while on the road. This goes for drivers operating in any type of weather climate. For example, make sure your vehicle is adequately ready for the snowy or icy roads. This may include all terrain or weather specific tires and properly maintained windshield wipers. You’ll also want to make sure you have an adequate supply of windshield wiper fluid to keep your windshield clean so you can see the road. With this, it is also crucial to make sure the lights and brakes on your vehicle are operating efficiently. You don’t want to wait until you’re stuck driving in the middle of a bad weather situation to find out that your car isn’t safe for your specific weather conditions.

When it comes to driving in bad weather, one of the best things any driver can do is to plan ahead. Be sure to watch the news and check up to date weather forecasts before venturing out. This will allow you to be prepared and make your travel arrangements according to when the weather will be at its worst. For longer trips it may also be a wise idea to research the areas you will be driving in for possible hotels or motels to stop in, as well a food stops and gas stations. This will ensure that if the weather takes a turn for the worst, there is a place for you to stop and take shelter in until the bad weather subsides. Driving in any conditions that create slick or icy roads can be incredibly dangerous.

Finally, in the event that a slick turn causes your tires to slip, try to avoid further turning of the steering wheel. This will ensure that as soon as you are over the icy patch, the vehicle will continue in the direction you were previously going without spinning out of control. If you should continue turning the steering wheel, the vehicle will suddenly jerk in whatever direction you’ve turned, possibly causing you to spin out of control.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car caused by someone’s negligence caused by someone’s negligence in icy conditions, contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (800) 529-2676. You may also email us at [email protected].