In the UK we don’t have snow that often but when we do the country seems to come to a standstill. Public transport stops, airports shut and so do schools. Snow is the perfect excuse for a day off for adults and children alike. However, like all weather conditions there are certain accidents related to snow. So, what are the most common snow-related accidents?
Slips, trips and falls in the snow
It is probably not surprising that one of the most common snow related accidents include slip, trip or fall injuries. Especially when snow is melting it can become a very slippery surface. Even when there is only a light powdery covering of snow slips, trips and falls can easily occur.
Some of the most common snow-related accidents are also road traffic accidents. There are multiple reasons for this. Not only is visibility low when it is snowing thus making a car crash more likely, snowy roads make for treacherous driving as the braking distances are increased as the tarmac becomes slippery.
Not only this, but when the snow starts melting and the temperatures drop again the roads become even more dangerous as the tarmac is covered by an icy layer. This is another occasion where a car accident is one of the most common snow-related accidents as well as ice related.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have sustained a slip, trip or fall injury within the last 3 years and you have evidence that it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to secure you the compensation you deserve. Specialising in personal injury claims, we have over 15 years’ worth of experience and our team of skilled lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, most of our clients are able to settle their personal injury compensation claims without stepping foot in a court room.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss a personal injury claim with a professionally-trained advisor, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
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Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown