Posted: December 21, 2013

Winter months bring ice and snow to area roads and highways. Private contractors, PennDOT, and municipal snowplows, salt and sanding trucks will be operating to plow or clear roads.

During a blizzard, heavy snowfall or ice storm, a plow operator is under pressure to quickly remove as much snow or ice as possible to make highways and roads safe to drive on.  Unfortunately, this can lead to snowplow and car, bus or pedestrian accidents that result in catastrophic injuries.

Snow plow or salt truck accidents often occur due to:

  • A driver who is tired from working long hours
  • Alcohol or drug impairment
  • Driver inattention while using a cell phone or texting
  • Poor visibility
  • Improper maintenance of a vehicle

Victims of auto or pedestrian accidents involving snow plows can sustain head trauma, spinal cord injury, paralysis or even death.

If you or someone close to you was injured due to an accident with a salt or snowplow truck you should contact a lawyer who is experienced with truck accidents or a law firm in Philadelphia, New Jersey or Delaware that has had success with car accident lawsuits.