Those who live in the northeast are no strangers to winter storms. Every winter, there seems to be at least one storm so heavy that snow will remain stacked up high long into the spring. These storms bring activity to a halt, and make transportation extremely difficult, not to mention dangerous. Snowy and icy street conditions are responsible for many car and other accidents each year, even though drivers in the northeast know to be especially cautious. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert snow and ice accident attorney at 617-787-3700.
This past winter, a snow storm that hit New England was blamed for car crashes across the region, as well as several deaths. The town of East Bridgeport, located 30 miles south of Boston, reportedly got hit with 19.5 inches of snow. Connecticut and Rhode Island weather stations reported similar numbers, and an especially serious 12 car crash in Connecticut was reported in connection with the stormy conditions.
In fact, authorities have said that this multiple motor vehicle crash was just one of roughly 115 crashes statewide. Along with icy roads, the snowfall made visibility close to zero. In other words, the conditions provided a perfect storm for accidents, and state highway director Tom Tinlin suggested that those in the vicinity stay clear of the roads if at all possible.
Every morning, millions of Americans take some form of transportation and commute to their jobs. In cities that experience harsh winters, these commutes become even more irritating and even more dangerous due to snowy conditions. Snow and ice accidents that result from either negligent driving or poorly maintained streets are widespread. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert snow and ice accident attorney at 617-787-3700.
Morning commutes in Philadelphia, while already overcrowded by cars, have been slowed even further in the winter by the presence of snow and ice on the streets. According to reports, this past winter in particular resulted in more morning accidents than in previous years. Consequently, many residents who depend on their jobs for their livelihoods are unable to get to work on time. Moreover, snow and ice car accidents can result in serious injuries. Drivers are being cautioned and told to drive slower, to be patient, and to be conscious of fellow drivers.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a snow or ice accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert snow and ice accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
Businesses are often only concerned with what goes on inside their walls. However, it can be equally important to survey what goes on outside, as businesses are generally responsible for keeping particular outdoor areas up to safety standards. If businesses neglect to do this, serious injuries such as slip and fall accidents can result. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert slip and fall attorney at 617-787-3700.
On January 21, 2017, Brenda Alcala was walking outside of a Courtyard by Marriot that she was staying at when she slipped and seriously injured herself due to an icy sidewalk. The injury resulted in chronic back pain and forced Alcala to switch her job. Alcala sued for premises liability and personal injury, arguing that the Marriot has a duty to safely maintain its own property. She was awarded $1.5 million by a jury. Alcala was represented by attorney Mike Bush of Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury and Halligan LLC of Davenport, Texas.
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