Nobody likes driving in the snow, however, by using common sense and abiding by the rules and regulations of the road, you can drastically decrease the chances of an accident occurring. However, if you are someone who was recently injured in a snow & ice car accident in Pennsylvania, there is a chance that you may have a valid personal injury claim. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about auto accidents due to snow & ice and how we can help you if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What dangers do snow and ice pose to motorists?
Snow & ice pose various dangers to motorists. While it is obvious that snow and ice make it very difficult to drive, there are times where motorists find themselves caught in the middle of a snowstorm, and it is their duty to adjust their driving behavior accordingly. For example, many snow & ice auto accidents occur because motorists drive too closely behind others, and when the car in front stops, the car behind may keep sliding, rear-ending the motorist in front. In other cases, motorists will fail to slow down and drive in accordance with the weather conditions, and as a result, they will go sliding off the road and into unsuspecting pedestrians, seriously injuring them. Regardless of your circumstances, if you were injured because of a careless driver in an accident, you are most likely entitled to financial compensation, and our firm is here to help fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
As long as our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys can gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, we should satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf, thereby winning you the compensation you deserve.
How long will I have to sue a motorist for an injury in Pennsylvania?
If you are injured in an accident, you must take legal action in accordance with Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, you will, in most cases, have two years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against the negligent motorist who caused your accident. Waiting any longer than two years will most likely result in you losing your right to compensation, so be sure to act sooner, rather than later.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED PENNSYLVANIA FIRM
Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.