Winter driving conditions are dangerous for drivers of all kinds, and a winter truck accident could happen anytime if drivers are not alert. Due to their enormous size and weight, large commercial trucks create trouble for truck drivers and drivers of other vehicles alike. You might find yourself suddenly approaching a slow-moving truck, dealing with visibility problems and potential spray from the truck. You may even feel uncertain about the driver’s ability to see you and the possible consequences of any sudden maneuvers they may be forced to make under the icy road conditions.

Moreover, snow can significantly affect your vehicle’s traction. As a truck driver, you might be wondering how such hazardous road conditions may cause you to lose control of your truck.

In this article, we’ll cover what you should do if you’ve been involved in a winter truck accident.

What Should I Do to Avoid a Truck Accident in Winter?

There are various things you, as a truck driver, can do to drive more safely throughout the winter to prevent accidents. Here are a few:

  • When winter precipitation occurs, reduce your speed to at least half the posted limit.
  • Avoid abrupt acceleration or deceleration.
  • Continually wipe the snow off your windshield using your windshield wipers.
  • Maintain your defroster to keep your windshield from fogging up.
  • Pay attention to GPS and traffic apps for alerts about accidents and traffic congestion.

What Should I Do When I’ve Been Involved in a Truck Accident in Winter?

Following a truck accident, completing a few simple steps might make all the difference in improving your chances at a successful legal claim and one that offers you and your family desirable recoveries. Please consider the following advice.

  • The police should be notified of the collision right away (911).
  • Obtain the names of any witnesses, the license, registration, and insurance information for the vehicles involved, the names of other drivers, and all additional identifying information.
  • Even if you believe your injuries are minor, you should seek immediate medical assistance if you feel any pain. This is because the adrenaline from the crash could be interfering with your pain receptors.
  • Inform your insurer about the collision, but avoid providing a signed or recorded statement until you’ve spoken with a lawyer.
  • Take pictures of any visible injuries you have sustained and damage to the automobiles.
  • Before seeing a lawyer, avoid discussing the collision with an agent of the other party’s insurance provider.
  • Contact a lawyer experienced in truck accident claims. For representing plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits, Corradino & Papa Law Firm is a top choice in New Jersey. We provide all our clients with a free consultation to assess your situation.

Here at Corradino & Papa Law Firm, we represent all drivers who have suffered significant injuries in car crashes in all weather conditions. Our “no recovery, no fee” policy ensures that your financial health will be well-protected if you work with us.

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