- Double check tires. It is very difficult to stop without proper traction. A vehicle with tires without the proper treading is less likely to grip a snow covered road. Ideally, drivers should use winter tires when snow is present.
- Double check visibility. Each car should have an ice scraper and brush to help remove snow and ice from the windshield prior to driving. It is also wise to have an extra container of windshield wiper fluid in the trunk. Drivers go through a large quantity of this solution during winter months.
- Double check lights. Make sure that the vehicle’s headlights are not covered with snow and ice prior to leaving.
Many cars have a variety of technological functions that can help reduce the risk of a crash, including antilock brakes. Although such forms of technology are helpful, accidents can still happen.
Remedies may be available for victims of crashes
Even when all precautions are taken a snowy road can lead to a tragic accident. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident and believe the other driver was not driving with proper care, compensation may be available to help cover rehabilitative and other medical costs. Contact an experienced New York car accident lawyer to discuss your legal options.