New York has gone through the first major snow as well as first sub-freezing days of the winter. The roads in New York City and the suburbs are very icy.
If you have been involved in a snow related auto accident, please feel free to call me at 800-851-1434.
Motorist must be careful when travelling on icy roads. An automobile operator must be careful in view of the hazardous road conditions.
A driver must drive cautiously when
- approaching a stop sign–he must break in time and judge distances;
- approaching a red light–again, he must break in time;
- travelling in a busy street with pedestrians–people still tend to “dart-out” into traffic; and
- negotiating turns so as to prevent a skid or spin-out.
Generally, the vehicle owner will be held to a high standard of care. A driver cannot blame a collision on the ice. The operator is required to drive carefully in view of the dangerous road conditions.
You should feel free to call us at 800-851-1434 if you have been involved in an automobile accident.
Mark E. Seitelman, 12/22/08, www.seitelman.com.