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Westchester County Snow And Ice Accidents

February 10, 2010
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If you were injured due to a slip and fall on snow or a car accident caused by ice in Westchester County, you should speak with a Westchester county personal injury lawyer right away. This winter, all of the Westchester towns including White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Port Chester, Tarrytown, Scardale, Ossining and Hartsdale were all blanketed with snow. Likewise, the streets in all of the Westchester towns are frozen over with ice.

As a result, there have been numerous snow and ice accidents resulting in personal injury. The major highways such as I-287, the Hutchinson Parkway, and I-95 have had numerous snow related car accidents and truck accidents in Port Chester, Rye, Mamaroneck, White Plains, Tarrytown, New Rochelle and Yonkers.

As a Westchester personal injury lawyer based in White Plains, I am thorougly familiar with the legal issues involving in these types of cases. Often, defendants will claim they are not responsible for causing car accidents or truck accidents because of snow and ice related conditions. This is not true, because everyone driving a car has a responsibility to drive at a safe speed and to make adjustments for the weather conditions including snow and ice.

Also property owners in the Westchester towns, must make their property safe, which means they need to clean the snow as soon as it is practical to do so. Additionally, commercial property owners are responsible for cleaning the sidewalks in front of their propery.

So if you were injured in a car accident or a slip and fall caused by snow or ice, you need to speak to a Westchester County personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Also, if possible, you should take a picture of the area where the accident happened to document the condition.

 
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