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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Day Of Travel Turns Into Nightmare For Many Travelers Because Of Snowy And Icy Road Conditions.

Even for the most experienced drivers, snow and ice can make driving extremely dangerous. This is especially true when traveling on the interstate, at high rates of speed, when an accident already has the potential to be life-threatening. 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. If you are involved in an accident, one way to help start recovering is to bring a personal injury claim with an experienced snow and ice accident attorney.  The attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates are able to help guide you through the often difficult litigation process.

At least five people are dead after wintry conditions in Missouri triggered more than 650 accidents that shut down roadways and left dozens injured. Missouri state police confirmed the death of 63 year-old Deborah Anderson, who died in a 12-vehicle pileup on eastbound I-44 Sunday.  Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Pace told the Springfield, Missouri News-Leader that a 55 year-old man died after his tractor-trailer crashed into a separate pileup.  A crash on westbound I-44 at mile 144 resulted in an unknown number of injuries.

In addition, two people were airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries after a 30-vehicle pileup at mile 186 near Rolla, Missouri. Authorities blamed icy road conditions for the crashes, which injured more than 70 people. According to Trooper Pace, the area near I-44’s 106 mile marker saw between 60 and 80 accidents. That was just part of a dangerous day for travel as snow and freezing rain spread over most of the state.

If you or a loved one has 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 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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