With the longest stretch of winter weather faced by the Pacific Northwest in years, road safety is on our minds. When the season is finally over, we are likely to find that there were more car accidents this winter than the previous one that had mild weather. On average, more than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement every winter.Read More
The risk of personal injury rises in winter due to holiday parties where alcohol in consumed and winter conditions like snow, ice and slush that increase the risk of car accidents and slip and fall accidents.
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According to a report by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), more than 1,300 people die each year in car accidents on slushy, snowy or icy roads and an additional 116,800 people are the victims of a personal injury. About one quarter (24 percent) of car accidents that happen in poor weather conditions are a result of slush, snow or ice. While the slippery conditions play a factor in the rise in car accidents, some could be prevented with driving safety tips.
Every winter, cold weather winter conditions cause an increase in car accidents. In many of these car accidents, fault may be difficult to assign as snow or ice may be deemed the contributing factor. However, if a driver is determined to have been driving distracted, impaired, or too fast for the conditions there is a chance that they could be held liable.