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Winter Car Accidents in NYC: A Slippery Slope

Injury Attorneys Serving New York City, including Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Winter motor vehicle accidents can result in broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal damage, paralysis, and death. The difference between a winter car accident and other MVAs is that weather conditions must be taken into account. Was the adverse vehicle driving recklessly, or did they skid on a patch of ice? Were they forced to slam their brake because of another driver, or were they driving too aggressively?

  • When driving in snow and icy conditions, it’s important to note:
  • Whether any snow/ice was properly cleared off the car.
  • Whether the driver was driving cautiously (slower pace, cautious with the brake and gas).
  • Whether the driver left enough space between them and the other vehicles.
  • Whether they had snow tires or chains (if required).

Traffic and reduced visibility are also factors in a snow-related motor vehicle accident. Many holidays fall during the months when snowfall is most likely, adding to the chaos.

It’s important to be cautious when driving in winter. Checking the weather and making sure your car is safe to travel in the snow and ice is crucial to avoiding an accident. Winter can considerably change a personal injury case, making a skilled attorney essential to your success.

Contact our experienced injury lawyers

If you or a loved one were involved in a winter automobile accident, The Licatesi Law Group is here to guide you. With over 40 years of experience, we are well equipped to manage your personal injury case. Reach out to us at (516) 227-2662 and ask to speak with one of our experienced lawyers for a free consultation.

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    Plaintiff sustained a series of fractures and other injuries to the right shin, heel and foot, requiring nailing of the right tibia with two proximal and two distal locking bolts, ultimately resulting in below-the-knee amputation

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    Infant plaintiff sustained encephalopathy as result of DPT vaccination administered by NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.

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    Plaintiff was involved in a car accident resulting in multiple disc herniations requiring percutaneous fluoroscopic-guided epidural treatment and lumbar fusion laminectomy.

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    47 year old male police officer injured as a result of surgical malpractice by an orthopedic surgeon resulting in an inability to work and permanent impairment of gait.

  • $2 Million Dollar

    Wrongful death case settled at the Appellate level, 44-year-old husband and father drowned while swimming in a municipal pool.

  • $899,940.10

    69 year old female with underlying osteoporosis and preexisting spinal degeneration awarded as a result of a motor vehicle accident causing an acute T12 fracture of her spine.

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