Operating a vehicle through snow and ice can be a dicey proposition. Most residents in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania understand that they need to be careful when the roadway conditions worsen. However, there are times when other drivers are at fault for a crash involving snowy and icy conditions due to their careless or negligent actions on the roadway. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, our team is here to help when you need a Pittsburgh snow and ice accident attorney. We understand what it takes to determine liability in these cases, and we will help you secure the compensation you deserve.
It really does not matter how well you prepare for driving in snowy or icy conditions in and around Pittsburgh. The unfortunate reality is that there will always be other drivers who do not have experience operating in inclement weather and do not take proper precautions when doing so, or who drive carelessly despite hazardous road conditions.
When we look at data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we can see that the Department keeps data for accidents specifically caused by “snow, sleet, and freezing rain.” During the latest reporting year across the Commonwealth, these conditions caused more than 8,300 total vehicle accidents. Overall, icy and snowy conditions accounted for nearly 7% of all crashes in Pennsylvania during that reporting year.
Additionally, the Pennsylvania DOT points out that even when there is no snow, sleet, or freezing rain falling from the sky, the roadways will still remain hazardous due to patches of ice and snow. In particular, black ice (ice that is indistinguishable from the roadway) can lead to severe crashes. During the latest year of data, there were:
Unfortunately, the DOT reports that 76 people lost their lives during the latest reporting year due to crashes that occurred in snow, ice, or sleet in Pennsylvania. Many other visitors and residents of PA sustained injuries as a result of these crashes. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, our dedicated team has experience helping clients who sustain the following injuries in these incidents:
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a snow and ice accident in Pittsburgh or the surrounding areas, reach out to the team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman for help today. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex vehicle accident cases, including those where liability may not be immediately clear. Let us investigate your claim and help you secure compensation for the following: