The snow that has fallen over the Chicago area both yesterday and last night has been attributed to causing a high number of traffic accidents. While the snowfall was reported at 4 to 8 inches, roads in the area were said to be slippery and icy.
This situation, in which a winter storm leads to many car accidents, has been seen earlier in the year as well. The post of January 2, titled “Numerous Car Accidents…” highlighted a variety of Chicago area car accidents, some fatal, that occurred on that day.
For those looking for advice on how to safely drive in winter conditions, AAA has published a guide concerning “Winter Driving Tips” on their website. This list includes the following recommendation, with regard to driving in snow:
The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to ten seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.
If you do get into a car accident, Elman Law Group has published on the main website a list of “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
Elman Law Group LLC concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving car accidents as well as other types of vehicle accidents (bike, bus, motorcycle, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus, along with decades of experience practicing Illinois law, allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in an accident, call 773-392-8182 at any time for a free consultation to discuss your rights. There is no fee for this consultation.