Snow and Ice is Inherently Dangerous and Can Cause Serious New Mexico Car Accidents, Including Massive Pileup Accidents and Deadly Collisions
While the snow may be pretty to look at, it is also pretty dangerous. Snow and ice creates a slick surface on roadways increasing the time to stop due to a lack of friction and decreasing the maneuverability of a motor vehicle. Black ice, ice that is essentially clear, flat, and smooth over the roadway, is particularly dangerous because it is very hard to see but just as dangerous. When drivers encounter snow and ice on the roadways, they should slow down as reasonable under the circumstances to safely operate their motor vehicle.
However, many drivers do not do so. Recently on I-40, one person was killed and 36 others injured due to snow and ice on the roadway which resulted in a massive pileup. Other accidents on I-40 also resulted in 38 miles of the highway being closed down. In fact, New Year’s day was plagued with many icy stretches of highway causing serious car accidents and heavy traffic.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico car accident caused by snow and ice, call our experienced Albuquerque car accidents attorneys at the Mark Caruso to learn how we can protect your rights to compensation and ensure you obtain the maximum amount you are entitled to. We have a proven track record of success, and will work hard to advocate for you and your loved ones. Call us today at (505) 883-5000 for a FREE consultation to learn how we can help you recover from serious injuries after a New Mexico car accident.
Common Accidents Due to Snow and Ice
There may be no greater dangerous condition on a roadway than snow and ice. This dangerous condition can form very quickly, form anywhere, and even be difficult to detect until it is too late. This is particularly true on interstates and highways, where snow and ice can prevent motor vehicles from stopping in from, maintaining control, and staying in the vehicle’s designated lane. This is particularly true for large commercial trucks such as big-rigs, 18 wheelers, flatbeds, tankers, and other large tractor trailers who may more easily lose control and cause serious personal injuries.
Snow and ice can cause many different types of New Mexico car accidents, which include the following types:
- Pileup car accidents;
- Jackknife trucking accidents;
- Rear end collisions;
- Rollover accidents;
- Spinout accidents;
- T-bone accidents;
- Sideswipe collisions;
- Single car accidents off of the roadway;
- Trucking accidents due to unable to stop;
- Head on collisions; and
- Many more serious accidents.
Snow and Ice on the Roadway can Injure or Kill Motorists: Call us Today For a FREE Consultation to Learn How We Can Help You After a New Mexico Car Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.