New York winters are notorious for creating hazardous outdoor conditions for a
car accident to occur. Snow, sleet, freezing rain and black ice are the key ingredients
for a winter recipe of motor vehicle disaster. These conditions create
slippery roads and poor visibility making it easy to lose control and
collide into another motorist.
Poughkeepsie motor vehicle accident attorneys know the statistics about winter roads and car accidents. It's important
to keep these numbers in mind when operating a motor vehicle during inclement
weather conditions. According to the Federal Highway Administration, more
than 70 percent of the nations roads are situated in snowy regions. On
average, these regions have more than five inches of snowfall each year.
In addition, about 70 percent of the U.S. population resides in these
The Administration also states that about 24 percent of
motor vehicle accidents related to weather result on roads covered with snow, slush, and ice annually.
Did you know that every year over 116,800 people sustain personal injuries
in auto accidents while more than 1,300 people are killed while driving
on such snowy or icy roads?
Approximately 15 percent of car crashes occur during snowfall or sleet.
Did you know that every year about 76,000 people are injured and about
900 people are killed under these conditions? The statistics are shocking.
Keep these figures and facts in mind the next time you get behind the wheel
during adverse winter conditions. You don't want to become another
statistic. Snow and ice can quickly become a driver’s nightmare
if careful precaution while driving is not taken. Although wintry weather
conditions can be a major culprit in causing New York
auto accidents, it is important not to dismiss the negligence of other motorists.
If you or a family member has become injured in a car accident due to another
driver’s negligence or carelessness, you should speak to a
highly knowledgeable and experienced Poughkeepsie car accident attorney immediately.
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Our personal injury attorneys at
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
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using the
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