The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania sees all kinds of weather throughout the year. In the summer, spring and fall there can be sunny skies which makes for good driving weather. Pennsylvania is also susceptible to heavy rains, snowstorms, blizzards, icy road conditions, high winds and fog. Many Pennsylvania car accidents are the result of a motorist not properly adhering to safety precautions associated with driving in bad weather. PA traffic accidents resulting from bad weather can inflict the same life changing, severe and sometimes fatal injuries as other types of Pennsylvania Auto Accidents. Please click here to connect with our Pennsylvania injury lawyers handling inclement weather auto accidents.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a Pennsylvania inclement weather car accident please contact our Allegheny County, PA injury lawyers to discuss your case. You can also contact the firm via email here. Their consults are free of charge and they do not get paid unless they recover compensation for you.
Driving Habits Compounding The Risk Of Inclement Weather Accidents
Driving on Pennsylvania roads, highways and interstates during a storm or blizzard is difficult enough. What can make bad weather driving even more dangerous is driving negligently or carelessly driving in bad weather. Examples are:
Drunk Or Drugged Driving
Texting While Driving
Doing Donuts/Pulling Emergency Brake While Driving
Preventing Inclement Weather Related Car Accidents In Pennsylvania
The best way to prevent being involved in an inclement weather car accident in Pennsylvania is to not drive at all until the weather clears up. If you must drive during bad weather it is very important to exercise extreme caution while on the road. This may involve driving well below the speed limit, driving with flashers on or pulling over until the weather breaks. It also involves being aware of what is going on around you. Failure to do any of these could result in being involved in or injured in a Pennsylvania inclement weather car accident.
Getting Medical Care After An Accident
As PA is one of the largest states in the country they have a plethora of world renowned hospitals, children’s hospitals, cancer centers and surgical facilities. Among them is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, aka UPMC, network as well as U. Penn, Clarion Hospital and Penn State Healthcare. These medical centers have x-ray and imaging capability, labs, and emergency rooms. While it is very wise to get medical attention after an accident there is also the risk of further injury once at the emergency room. If you have any pre-existing conditions or underlying medical issues the ER needs to know. If they are not made aware of these issues, or overlook a serious injury and discharge you, filing a medical malpractice claim is something to consider. In addition to car accidents our Pennsylvania injury attorneys also handle medical negligence claims in PA.
Call A Pennsylvania Auto Accident Lawyer
Let our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania injury attorneys work on your behalf to get you the medical benefits and monetary compensation you deserve for your injuries sustained in your Pennsylvania bad driving weather accident.
Our Erie, PA injury attorneys handle accident, injury and workers’ comp lawyers handle cases statewide. This includes the Pittsburgh, Bethel Park, Erie, Altoona, State College, Allentown, Philadelphia, Beaver, Butler, New Castle & Meadville.