Snow And Freezing Rain Turn Missouri Roads Into Nightmare For Drivers.

Drivers should always be paying attention while driving. While unquestionably true, this becomes even more important when the weather creates less than ideal road conditions. The winter months often bring heavy snow and ice storms in a majority of states, making the roads slick, which can lead to more motor vehicle accidents. If you become a victim of an accident involving snow and ice, you should turn to one of the experienced car accident personal injury lawyers or expert snow and ice personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you through the process.

There was a winter snow storm that moved across the state of Missouri during the Easter weekend which caused the road conditions to become dangerous and almost undrivable. This forced local police departments to respond to multiple car accidents. One such accident involved an SUV, that apparently had flipped onto its side, while driving northbound on Summit Street in Douglas County, Missouri. When first responders arrived at the scene, just before 4:00 p.m., they saw a man and a woman coming out from the overturned vehicle.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol sent out a tweet indicating that officers had responded to more than 30 calls involving around 20 crashes. By the end of the day, Police Chief Terry Zeigler followed up the events by noting that officers had been called to 27 total motor vehicle accidents caused by the snowy road conditions. One of the accidents involved a trooper who was responding to another accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a snow or ice-related car accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any financial hardship caused by the accident.  Please contact one of our expert car accident personal injury lawyers or snow and ice attorney specialists right away at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. An attorney will be here 24/7 for you to learn more about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Over 100,000 People Injured Annually In Crashes Involving Vehicles On Snowy and Icy Roads.

Over 70 percent of the nation’s roads are located in regions that are capable of receiving more than five inches of snowfall annually. In these regions, snow and ice reduce pavement friction and vehicle maneuverability, causing slower speeds, reduced roadway capacity, and increased crash risk. Average arterial speeds decline by 30 to 40 percent on snowy or slushy pavements. Freeway speeds are reduced by 3 to 13 percent, in light snow, and by 5 to 40 percent in heavy snow. Heavy snow and sleet can also reduce visibility. In addition, lanes and roads can be obstructed by snow accumulation, which reduces capacity and increases travel time delay. If you have been in an accident caused by snow and ice, call our Boston snow and ice injury lawyer experts today at 617-787-3700.

Each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement; 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet. Over 1,300 people are killed and more than 116,800 people are injured in vehicle crashes on snowy, slushy or icy pavement annually. Every year, nearly 900 people are killed, and nearly 76,000 people are injured, in vehicle crashes during snowfall or sleet. Snow and ice increase also road maintenance costs. Winter road maintenance accounts for roughly 20 percent of state DOT maintenance budgets. State and local agencies spend more than 2.3 billion dollars on snow and ice control operations annually. Each year, these road agencies also spend millions of dollars to repair infrastructure damage caused by snow and ice.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a snow and ice-related car accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident.  Please contact one of our expert Boston car accident personal injury lawyers or our expert snow and ice attorneys right away at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. A Boston attorney will be here 24/7 for you to learn more about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Snow Fall In New Mexico Leads To Accident Involving 7 Motor Vehicles.

The snowfall on Sunday in the Gallup, New Mexico area created icy spots throughout the day on Interstate 40, causing several accidents, including one that involved six vehicles. Most of the people involved in the accidents escaped with minor injuries. The big accident of the day occurred at about 11:37 a.m. and involved seven vehicles, one driven by a man from Tohajiilee, New Mexico and another by a man from Yah-Tah-Hey, New Mexico. According to the sheriff’s office, the accident started when a truck driven by Maliha Moeed began slowing down because of the intensity of the snow.

The driver of the second truck told deputies that Moeed made a quick stop, and that because of the road conditions, he did not have time to stop. Before deputies arrived, four more vehicles crashed into the first two trucks or into each other. A third driver, who was from Oklahoma, said he slid about 100 feet in his attempt to stop before he hit the first two trucks.

The fourth vehicle spun out of control because of the road conditions. The next two vehicles managed to stop, before hitting the first four, but then collided with each other. The sheriff’s report said only the first truck had to be towed. The rest were drivable. Only the driver of the first truck was reported to have injuries.

During winter, a driver’s visibility can be decreased significantly. Vehicles may spin out of control and stopping can take a significantly longer time. It is every driver’s duty to act in a safe and considerate manner. However, if you or a loved one have been injured in a snow and ice-related car accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident.  Please contact one of our expert auto accident lawyers or our expert snow and ice attorneys right away at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. An attorney will be here 24/7 for you to learn more about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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