Winter Weather Accidents Attorney … What to do if you are injured.

Winter is a dangerous season of the year. If you’ve lived in Pittsburgh, you know about the intensity of winter weather we sometimes receive. Winter weather can create serious hazards for drivers and pedestrians in addition to shorter days and cold temperatures. Property owners are required to address these hazards to keep people safe. Several common causes of winter weather accidents include:

  • Failure to keep sidewalks clear of ice and snow
  • Dangerous winter road conditions.
  • Slippery entryways for businesses

Accidents involving winter weather can be legally complex and require the attention of experienced personal injury lawyer, Bernard M. Tully. We may even review your accident with experts to show how the accident happened. Our investigation will determine whether the winter weather brought about any other negligent behavior, such as texting and driving, failure to provide adequate lighting, or having the snow removed from a place of business.

Winter Weather Accidents

If the other driver is at fault we will take on your case and show how another party failed to adequately protect you in the winter weather. With decades of experience bringing justice to victims, we know how to win cases in Pittsburgh.

Snow and Ice Removal – For Your Safety

Property owners must respond promptly to clear away ice and snow from any area used by the public. In places where pedestrians and motor vehicles move in close proximity, it is not enough to clear only the roadway of ice and snow. This forces risk on the pedestrians because they must choose between two unrealistic options: walking on a snowy sidewalk or on the road.

If you’ve been injured in a slip-and-fall or similar accident that could have been avoided if snow and ice were cleared, you may have a potential liability case. Our attorney will gather the evidence on your side and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Driving in the Winter Time

People who choose to drive in the snow should be prepared for the added risks that winter weather creates. Everyone should take appropriate measures to prevent accidents such as allowing additional braking time and more distance to avoid rear-end collisions. Slowing down and using headlights to maintain visibility are also key.

Unfortunately, many drivers fail to take those precautions. Some even engage in dangerous behaviors such as drunk driving, texting while driving or driving while fatigued, which become even more dangerous when ice and snow make it difficult to brake and steer. You shouldn’t have to suffer because another driver failed to act responsibly during winter weather. Our legal team can build your case.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the winter weather accidents, please contact Bernard M. Tully today for a free consultation. We are here for you.