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Winter Car Accidents

Car accidents are almost unavoidable. According to Forbes, an average driving person will experience three to four crashes over their entire lifetime. Weather is certainly a factor in these car accidents. According to government statistics, around twenty two percent of yearly accidents are caused by inclement weather. This can be rain, fog, snow, or any number of other things which obstruct vision and cause the pavement to be wet. Right now, as we are in winter, let’s talk for a moment about snow and ice that causes car accidents.

The unfortunate thing that comes to light in the winter is that snow doesn’t care how good a driver you are. Black ice doesn’t care if you drive an old junk car or a Ferrari. A snow related accident can happen to anyone at any time when the weather is bad. This is an unfortunate fact, but a fact none the less. I have seen it happen time and time again, as I am sure many of you have as well. You can go online to any video site and look up snow crashes and see just how horrible driving conditions can be. Sometimes an area looks easily passable, but you never know what rests just below the top layer of snow.

Even if you are able to hold your own while driving in the snow, it may come to pass that someone else on the road isn’t. Quite a few people I know have been hit during a storm because someone was not able to control their car. This may be due to any number of factors, but the end result is never fun. Whether you are driving or are still, you still run the possibility of being hit. This is especially true if the roads are slippery in some way, such as snow or ice.

If you are a victim of a car crash, always get checked out by a medical professional. Even if you feel okay, there may be issues which surface once the adrenaline from the accident dies down. Once you are cleared by a doctor, if you are still feeling pain, come into Accident and Injury Center. A spinal adjustment may be just what you need after a harsh jarring to your body. Just make sure that the roads are nice and clear before you start out our way.