Ever driven down the street a sheet of ice or snow has flown off of the car or truck in front of you? It is terrifying when snow and/or ice is flying toward your windshield and you either have to swerve to miss it or slam on your brakes?
Fortunately for Connecticut residents, we are protected by the law. New Haven auto accident attorneys, like those at The LoRicco Law Firm, know that injuries from accidents like these can be quite serious and can leave lasting affects.
Statistics on crashes that involve roadway debris are conclusive:
- More than one-third of deaths in debris-related crashes were due to driver’s swerving to avoid debris. Most often losing control of their vehicles.
- Two-thirds of all crashes that involve objects in the road were the result of debris falling off a vehicle.
Not only could other drivers be injured by snow debris flying off car roofs, the snow could also slide forward covering the windshield and blocking the driver’s view of the roadway.
Contact the LoRicco Law Firm if you or a loved one were injured in an accident. Our New Haven auto accident attorneys will help you fight the insurance companies to get compensation for your injuries.