Unfortunately, there have been many recent reports in central and western Pennsylvania involving accidents due to winter road conditions. Ice, snow, sleet, and freezing rain can cause accidents for even the most careful of drivers. There are some important things to consider when driving this winter, which, even though they may be second nature to most native Pennsylvanians, are worth checking out to see if there is anything you’re missing!
Areas you may wish to double-check in your car are: making sure your car’s radio works properly, making sure your wiper blades don’t streak, and having an emergency kit in your car. Some things you should put in that emergency kit include a flashlight, jumper cables, blankets, and a first aid kit.
Winter car accidents are frightening, expensive, and time-consuming. These accidents may also result in injuries that are extensive, painful, and long-lasting. If you suffered an injury due to a car accident caused by another, it might be time to consult with an attorney. Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania. For more information on his Altoona, PA law firm, please call his office at 814-946-4100.