With this afternoon’s impending snow storm, it is important to get to your destinations safely. Have you ever been driving down Interstate 95 or 91 and a sheet of ice or snow has flown off of the car or truck in front of you? What did you do: Did you slam on your brakes? Did you swerve to miss the ice from hitting your car?
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. The statistics in involving debris on roadways are staggering:
- Two-thirds of all crashes that involve objects in the road were the result of debris falling off a vehicle.
- 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.
In addition to other drivers on the road being 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 road.
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.