At least 15 people were injured in a 13-vehicle crash in Pennsylvania. The pile up is credited a weather-related chain reaction accident that included five tractor-trailer trucks and several passenger vehicles in western Erie County. Witnesses and victims said that they could see the accident that started the chain reaction. The fifteen people injured were transported to local hospitals for their injuries. The Department of Transportation temporarily reduced the speed limit on the interstate and state police are asking people to refrain from driving unless necessary.
Weather related car accidents can be caused by rainfall, snow or sleet, icy pavement or slushy pavements. It is estimated that 1,259,000 accidents are reported each year due to weather-related conditions. Average speed can be reduced due to these conditions and make it even more dangerous for drivers. What’s also dangerous? Drivers who don’t slow down or drive excessively and dangerously in bad weather conditions. These drivers can cause serious accidents that can injure other drivers and passengers. Always contact an attorney if you have been injured in a car accident. An attorney can investigate the accident and determine if the driver was negligent.
The attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, have decades of experience representing accident victims. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients receive the care and compensation they deserve. We understand that any injuries sustained in accidents are stressful and we communicate with our clients throughout the entire legal process. We offer free no-obligation consultations at our downtown St. Louis office. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discuss your legal needs.