Jersey Shore Personal Injury and Employment Specialists

Driving during the first snowfall of the season

On Behalf of | Nov 11, 2018 | Car Accidents |

For people who live in colder parts of the country, snow is a major concern when it comes to traffic accidents during the winter months. Moreover, there are a number of times when the risk of an accident caused by snowfall is especially high, such as blizzard conditions and the first snowfall of the season. When it first snows, there are multiple reasons why drivers may have a higher chance of crashing, from those who moved to the area earlier in the year and lack experience driving in the snow to drivers who forget to drive safe when road conditions are less than ideal.

Some drivers get in the habit of driving at a particular speed to get to their destination on time, and they may be thrown off by unexpected snowfall. As a result, they may find themselves in a rush and driving way too fast on the road. While heading around a turn, or trying to drive up a hill, they may lose control of their vehicle and collide with another driver. Even small amounts of snow on the road can lead to a crash and road conditions may vary considerably from one day to the next.

Snow on the road could melt, resulting in the formation of ice. Moreover, certain parts of the road may have more snow than others. Even if you drive responsibly, another driver may go far too fast given the road conditions and slam into your vehicle, in which case it may be necessary to consider legal action.