Be Aware of Snow & Ice Hazards When You Hit the Road this Winter

Winter is officially here across Akron, Ohio. Certainly the record low temperatures from the recent polar vortex have affected all of us in varying ways. I hope you and your loved ones have come through that without harm to person or home.

The colder months bring on a different set of challenges in regards to road hazards. Our local Akron, Ohio personal injury attorney sees cases every year of individuals who have been victims of automobile accidents due to winter storms. Winter storms present harsh driving conditions and drivers can find themselves navigating the roads in:

  • Snow
  • Freezing rain, sleet
  • Ice
  • Fog, white outs, poor visibility
  • Extreme winds, drifting

Drivers involved in weather-related accidents often suffer serious injuries that require a personal injury attorney's knowledge and expertise.

If a bad winter storm is predicted for the area then it is always recommended to get somewhere safe and stay off the roads. However, this isn't always an option for everyone. If you find yourself having to travel during or immediately after a winter storm, then James J. Gutbrod, Attorney at Law has a few helpful tips for you. Our personal injury attorney recommends that you:

  • Drive below the speed limit if roads are hazardous
  • Exercise extreme caution and highly alert defensive driving
  • Be extra cautious at intersections, realizing that some vehicles may not be able to stop for a red light.
  • Ensure your car is winterized
  • Keep your cell phone fully charged
  • Store a blanket, snacks, and water in your car
  • Fill up your gas tank

In the event that you find yourself in an accident due to someone else's negligence in a winter storm then call our Akron, Ohio office to speak with our experienced car accident attorney. For a refresher on prudent steps to take following a car accident, you can read more here.

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James J. Gutbrod
Attorney at Law

4367 State Road
Akron, Ohio 44319
Phone: 330-212-6922
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