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What to Do if You’re Involved in a Vehicle Accident Due to Snow or Ice

Winter weather like snow, sleet, or ice can make driving conditions throughout New Jersey a dangerous task. With snow or ice on the roads, vehicle accidents involving cars or trucks are not always a matter of fault. However, if a driver is clearly driving too fast for icy road conditions, they should not be able to blame the weather for their own negligence. That’s when hiring an experienced auto accident attorney in Camden County can help.

At the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka P.C., clients come to us when they need a car accident lawyer in Burlington County and advising on certain legal matters. Here are some things to remember if you’ve been involved in a vehicle accident due to snow or ice:

Beginning to slide on ice in New Jersey? Remember this:

If your vehicle has an antilock brake system, you should apply strong, constant pressure to your brake pedal. It’s important to be aware whether your vehicle has this braking system, and to know how to operate it correctly. If you know that your vehicle lacks this system, you should begin repeatedly pumping your brakes if you feel your tires beginning to lock up and slide on ice. Always remember, staying off icy roads is the best way to stay safe.    

 

Been hit by a car or truck on the road? Do this:

Snowy weather always poses an extra threat to drivers in New Jersey, including first responders. This means response times may be longer than usual. Prior to first responders arriving at the scene of a winter car accident, there are a couple of steps you can take to protect yourself. They include:

  • Calling the police immediately
  • Taking note of any injuries sustained
  • Taking photos of the scene
  • Getting an accident report from a police officer
  • Asking for contact and insurance information of the other driver in accident and witnesses
  • Never admitting guilt by apologizing for an accident
  • Immediately calling the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka

 

If poor driving conditions on New Jersey’s roads cause a vehicle accident, you need a knowledgeable law firm that can help you pursue a claim against responsible parties. One call to the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka P.C., and you can determine if you have a case. Contact us today at (856) 283-0589 or visit us at https://ciecka.com/.