Winter-related injury accidents
Connecticut is known for its natural beauty and picturesque cities, which can be particularly beautiful during the snowy winter months. Unfortunately, however, wintry conditions can also lead to severe injury accidents. Icy walkways and stairs, black ice or snow on roads, and decreased visibility while driving are all common causes of accidents.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, about 1,300 people are killed each year in car crashes on snowy or icy roads, and about 76,000 people sustain injuries in car accidents during snowfall each year. The most common car accidents that occur during the winter are:
- Rear-end collisions
- Multi-vehicle crashes
- Snowplow accidents
- Jackknifed tractor trailers
- Head-on collisions
These accidents often occur because the clear ice on the roads, called black ice, is hard to see, but makes it difficult for your tires to gain any traction. Experts recommend driving slower than the speed limit and leaving ample space between you and the car ahead.
Property owners have a responsibility to clear snow and ice from walkways, staircases, and other areas of heavy pedestrian traffic. People could be severely hurt when they fail to:
- Clear ice- and snow-covered walkways and parking lots
- Provide adequate lighting in public areas
- Repair broken or missing handrails
- Apply salt to sidewalks and streets
If you sustain an injury on someone else’s property because of their negligence, you may be able to claim compensation to help pay for your injuries, lost wages, and more.
Contact a Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney
Were you hurt in a car accident or a slip and fall accident? Did someone else’s negligence cause you harm? If so, you have the right to seek fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered and financial losses that you’ve been forced to incur. Get the Power of Perkins on your side, and contact an experienced injury attorney at our firm for help. We have the extensive resources and skills you need on your side to get justice. Call us at 203-397-1283 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.