Snow, black ice, freezing rain, high winds, and fallen trees are just some of the natural hazards motorists face as they navigate winter’s deteriorating road conditions. According to recent studies, Pennsylvania ranked fifth among the most dangerous roads for winter driving in the United States. The four states ranked worse were Michigan, Alaska, Wyoming, and Ohio.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to hazardous road conditions, you can trust the Philadelphia, PA car accident lawyers at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay. We can steer your case all the way to the compensation you deserve.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently reported the most dangerous roads to drive during winter conditions. Data compiled from 2017 to 2019 reveal more than 1,300 fatalities and more than 100,000 injured annually on America’s snowy or icy roads.
Over this three-year period, Pennsylvania accounted for 86 fatalities. In 2019, 51 fatal crashes occurred on icy roads or in snow, sleet, slush, or freezing rain. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reported 2020’s fatal crashes increased 7% from 2019’s numbers with 1,129.
PennDOT’s 2018 data shows how big a role poor weather conditions play in the number of accidents on state roads and highways. These statistics include:
Understanding poor weather conditions and its impact on driving helps motorists avoid accidents. PennDOT offers tips on driving in dangerous conditions, including:
The Philadelphia car accident attorneys at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay want to help you traverse the treacherous process of Pennsylvania law. We can take your case from the beginning to the end of its process which may include: