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Helping victims recover substantial compensation for injuries linked to cold weather-related accidents

Each winter season, snow and ice begin to accumulate across New Jersey and the entire Northeastern United States. While snow and ice make for a lovely and often picturesque setting, these conditions also contribute to hazardous conditions and the potential for serious accidents. From travel-related accidents to slip and falls there are many dangerous situations that arise due to frigid weather. At the Leonard Legal Group, our experienced personal injury attorneys have a proven track record of successfully representing victims involved in a wide variety of cold weather-related accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured, don’t wait until it’s too late to get the legal advice and guidance you need to obtain rightful compensation.

Winter weather causes thousands of serious and often deadly motor vehicle accidents each year

Heavy snow, black ice and frozen debris contribute to treacherous road conditions frequently lead to tragic accidents. Cold weather reduces visibility and interferes with a vehicle’s braking abilities. Our winter weather car accident attorneys routinely accept cases involving:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • Jack-knifed tractor-trailers
  • Multi-vehicle crashes
  • Snow plow accidents

Winter weather conditions require enhanced skills and drivers must take extra cautions when traveling. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to heed travel warnings and continue to drive in a reckless manner thus placing other motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists in danger. If you’ve been involved in a car accident that you believe was impacted by wintery weather, consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve your rights.

Premises liability cases also increase when winter weather arrives

Property owners have a duty to inspect, maintain and repair potentially hazardous conditions to prevent injury to customers, guests, visitors and even trespassers in some cases. When you are on another’s property, whether public or private, you have a right to be protected. However, when property owners fail to adhere to this duty of care, you may be able to pursue compensation for injuries you suffer while on their property. Cold weather often brings heavy snow and ice which can make just walking to your car a potentially deadly task. Some of the most common causes of premises liability cases linked to cold weather include:

  • Ice and snow covered walkways and parking lots
  • Inadequate lighting in public areas
  • Broken or missing handrails
  • Failing to put salt on walkways and roadways

These types of accidents can occur anywhere including shopping centers, restaurants and apartment complexes. Slip and fall accidents that occur because of these conditions are often entirely preventable. If you’ve been injured in an accident while on another’s property, you need a skilled advocate on your side to help you obtain a positive resolution.

Contact a leading New Jersey winter weather accident attorney for aggressive and personalized legal representation

Cold weather-related accidents are an unfortunate reality for those living in New Jersey and other Northeastern states. At the Leonard Legal Group, our dedicated New Jersey personal injury attorneys understand the role winter weather plays in accidents and work hard to help the injured hold negligent parties accountable. To schedule a free initial consultation, call (973) 984-1414 or contact us online.