Newburgh, New York is nestled in the Hudson Valley region of New York and
far from being immune from winter weather. Both the fall and winter seasons
will cause motorists to encounter snowy and icy driving conditions.
Experienced Newburgh winter weather car accident attorneys understand that many Newburgh motorists feel that accidents related to
snow and ice are just a plain fact of life in New York. While this may
be true, it is also true that many of these accidents can be prevented.
This means that those accidents are not purely due to snow and ice. Therefore,
the actions of motorists can be altered so that future snow and ice motor
vehicle accidents can be prevented.
Inclement weather contributes to millions of
car accidents every year in the United States. This includes rain, hurricanes, tornadoes,
snow, ice, and any combination thereof. But for our purposes here, readers
should note that over 200,000 motor vehicle accidents are caused by snow
and or sleet every year. Another 190,000 accidents are caused by icy driving
surfaces. Slushy driving surfaces may cause another 170,000 motor vehicle
accidents each year.
Whether or not a
snow and ice accident was caused by the weather itself, by negligence, or by a combination thereof,
is something that only skilled attorneys and investigators can ascertain.
Therefore, if a Newburgh resident has been involved in a snow and ice
accident, that resident should never automatically chalk up an accident
to being caused only by poor weather conditions.
The initial investigation will be conducted by the police, who the accident
victim should always call when a
winter weather car accident occurs. Medical response teams will also be a part of this investigation
by examining the victims, their injuries, and the causes of such.
Insurance companies will also investigate the matter, so accident victims
should contact their insurers as soon as possible after an accident occurs.
But the victim himself or herself can also investigate accident matters.
This is done by collecting the other driver’s data; license information,
names, insurance information, and the like. Pictures can be taken by the
accident victims as well.
experienced car accident attorneys know this is easier said than done. But be assured that the other drivers
involved in the accident will not be looking after the victim’s
rights. While at the scene, the only person looking after the victim’s
rights may only be the victim himself or herself. With this in mind, always
be vigilant to collect facts and evidence quickly before this evidence
Lastly, present this evidence to the police and other emergency responders.
Preserve a record for yourself and then present such to your attorney.
Read an overview of safety tips, statistics, liability, and advice in our
article on snow and ice car accidents
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Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
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throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
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