Were You In A Car Crash Today?

Winter Car Accident Scene

Driving on 81, 84, 380, 80, the Turnpike or the Cross Valley Expressway
& got into an accident?

The first thing we think is responsible for a car accident is speed. Hopefully, if you're like most, you know to slow down when Winter hits our roads. Did you know that Pennsylvania has a law that can be applied to the hazardous winter conditions we experience each year in Northeastern Pennsylvania?

The 75 Pa.C.S.A.§ 3361 law states, in regards to a driver's speed:

§ 3361. Driving vehicle at safe speed.

"No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing, nor at a speed greater than will permit the driver to bring his vehicle to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead. Consistent with the foregoing, every person shall drive at a safe and appropriate speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railroad grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway and when special hazards exist with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions."

As stated, road and weather conditions should always be taken into consideration when driving a motor vehicle. Even though the sign states the highway's posted speed limit, if conditions don't favor driving at the legally posted limit, then slow down.

If you were injured or involved in a Winter Driving Car Accident and need to speak to an attorney, call the Winter Accident Lawyers at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn at 570-287-3000 for your free consultation.

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