When the weather cools down in Pennsylvania, most drivers know that they will have to operate through the snow and ice at some point. Unfortunately, when snow and ice come to the Philadelphia area, vehicle accidents are not uncommon. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our team is standing by to help when you need a car accident attorney by your side. We will conduct a complete investigation into your case to determine liability and secure the compensation you are entitled to.
Car accidents – snow and ice are major hazards
No matter how much a driver prepares for operating in snowy and icy conditions, and no matter how much experience they have driven through snow and ice, accidents can still occur. These weather conditions introduce hazardous elements that wreak havoc on Philadelphia residents and visitors alike.
According to data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, snow, sleet, and freezing rain were a direct cause of 8,316 of all traffic crashes during the latest reporting year across the Commonwealth. This accounted for 6.6% of the total annual crashes in Pennsylvania. The DOT goes on to say that even when there is no snow, sleet, or freezing rain falling from the sky, roadways can remain hazardous due to snow and icy patches. Aside from the crashes caused by falling snow and sleet, the DOT states that:
- Snow and slush on the roadway led to 6,083 total crashes during the latest year
- Ice and icy patches led to 3,876 total crashes during the latest year
Injuries and deaths caused by snow and ice crashes in Philly
Overall, the DOT says that there were 76 fatalities directly attributed to snow, sleet, or icy conditions during the latest reporting year. However, we know that many other Pennsylvania residents and visitors were injured in these accidents. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our attorneys regularly help clients who have sustained the following injuries in these incidents:
While it is often difficult to attribute fault in a snow or ice car crash in Philadelphia, the reality is that the careless or negligent actions of some drivers significantly increases the risks of hazardous roadways. These drivers must be held accountable for their actions.
Contact our snow and ice accident lawyer today
If you or somebody you love has been involved in a vehicle crash caused by negligent driving in snowy or icy conditions, contact the team at the Dan Doyle Law Group today. We have the resources and legal expertise necessary to conduct a complete investigation into the incident and secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include coverage of any medical bills you incur, lost income, property damage expenses, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Philadelphia snow and ice car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case.