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Bad Weather Accidents: Who Is at Fault?

Jan 20 2021
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Driving safely is all about following the rules of the road and accommodating other motorists in our midst. Many factors, however, affect safe driving, and inclement weather is a big one. Bad weather can decrease visibility, increase stopping distances, increase the risk of losing traction with the road, and much more. In other words, driving safely on a perfectly clear day with perfect driving conditions can look very different than it does when the weather is bad, and every driver is responsible for making safe choices in relation to the weather – whatever comes their way. If a motorist's negligence leaves you injured in a weather-related accident, turn to a knowledgeable NYC car accident attorney today.

The Statistics

Bad weather seriously affects our driving and plays a significant role in traffic accidents. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shares the following statistics for weather-related accidents:

It’s important to note that, regardless of the weather, motorists are responsible for driving safely, including making whatever modifications need to be made in order to safely accommodate for that weather.

Negligent Drivers

When the weather turns bad, it makes driving that much more dangerous and amplifies every driver's responsibility to proceed safely. Further, bad weather makes negligent drivers that much more dangerous. Consider the following:

Make the Call to an Experienced New York City Car Accident Attorney Today

If a driver’s inattention to the effects of bad weather leaves you injured, the acclaimed NYC car accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman are committed to skillfully advocating for compensation that addresses the full range of damages you’ve suffered. Our legal team is here for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 212-285-3300 today.