The winters in North Carolina can be unpredictable. While some areas remain mild, others can get hit hard with snow, ice, sleet and freezing rain making driving difficult. It’s important to know common causes of winter related car accidents so you can avoid them, and help keep you, your family and other drivers on the road safe this winter.

Common causes of winter related car crashes include:

  • Weather: Because the winter weather varies greatly in North Carolina, this is a major contributing factor to car accidents in the winter months. Be sure to check weather reports and traffic conditions before hitting the road.
  • Distractions: Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents throughout the year. However, when you are driving in winter conditions, be sure to avoid any distractions so you can focus on the road and any other potential threats.
  • Impaired Driver: With the holidays, there are numerous celebrations. Moreover, with those celebrations comes the consumption of alcohol. If you have alcoholic beverages, be sure to assign a designated driver or call a ride share service to help prevent drunk driving accidents.

If you find yourself involved in a winter related car accident due to someone
else’s negligence, be sure to follow these tips to remain safe:

  • Call the appropriate authorities
  • Make sure everyone is safe
  • Stay with your car
  • Do not over exert yourself
  • Put markers on your car
  • Clear the exhaust pipe to avoid asphyxiation
  • Speak with an experienced car accident lawyer

The attorneys at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers understand that even despite your best efforts, car accidents still can and do happen. If you or a loved one was injured in a car crash due to someone else’s negligent winter driving, our experienced legal team can help. Together, we will fight for the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.

If you are in the Greenville area and would like to learn more about how our car accident lawyers can help you with your case, give our office a call at (252) 777-2222​ to schedule your initial consultation.