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Did Winter Road Hazards Contribute to My Virginia Car Accident?

Michael Strong
Senior Attorney, Strong Law Firm

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1/15/2012
Michael Strong
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The winter holidays mean a lot more time on the road during a time of the year when roads are significantly more risky to drive on. If you were in a Virginia auto accident this holiday season, you might be starting the New Year sorting through medical bills, higher insurance premiums, missed work, as well as physical and emotional trauma.

You need to know that road conditions may have contributed to—or even caused—your accident, even if you weren’t aware of it at the time. If the road was poorly maintained or designed, it will continue to be a risk for other drivers.


Remember: Any existing hazards are even more dangerous when you add snow and ice.


Some road conditions that might play a role in winter accidents include:
  • Ice patches
  • Insufficient ice and snow management
  • Potholes
  • Wheel ruts
  • Bad lighting
  • Narrow lanes 
  • Sharp turns
  • No visible dividing line
  • Inadequate signage
  • Steep drop-off at the shoulder
  • Malfunctioning traffic signals
  • Poorly marked construction areas

If hazardous road conditions played a role in your accident, you might have a case. The Northern Virginia truck accident attorneys at the Strong Law Firm serve victims of Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland auto accidents. To schedule your free case review, call our offices at 703-350-4241 or fill out our quick online form.

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Category: Auto Accidents


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