Winter weather is here, and with that comes more hazards for road users.
One thing that you can do to protect yourself is to prepare your car to the best of your ability. Outlined below are a few things to consider.
Have you got the right tires?
Most tires are designed to be multipurpose. This means they can provide grip in both winter and the warmer months. However, tires only work effectively if they are in good condition. Before the harsh weather of winter approaches, it can be beneficial to ensure that your tires have ample tread and no damage. Also, consider purchasing a set of winter tires for this time of year.
What if you are forced to stop?
Breakdowns and accidents are all too common during the winter months. Should either of these things happen, are you prepared? The last thing you want is to be stuck at the side of the road with no supplies. Why not pack a winter safety kit? Having a warm coat, a torch, a high-visibility vest and some snacks can keep you going while you wait for assistance.
Unfortunately, no matter how prepared you are for the winter months, you can’t always prevent accidents. If you’ve been injured because someone else was negligent, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Contacting one of our experienced personal injury attorneys at 814-833-2222 will give you a better idea of your options.