Weather-Related Trucking Accident Injury Claims in New York City


Were you injured in a trucking accident during bad weather? Road and weather conditions are common factors contributing to commercial truck accidents. Truckers must adjust their speed and carefully maneuver their vehicles in ice, snow, sleet, or rain. When they navigate poor weather conditions carelessly, it can increase the risk of a crash.

At Finz & Finz, P.C., we understand the devastating effects of getting hurt in a truck accident caused by someone else. It can lead to debilitating injuries, expensive medical bills, and other costs. Our attorneys have represented injured clients in New York for nearly 40 years, securing over $1 billion for our deserving clients. We’re ready to help you hold the truck driver and the trucking company accountable. Contact us today for a free consultation with a weather-related truck accident lawyer.

How Many Accidents Are Caused by Bad Weather?

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), over 70 percent of roadways are in regions that receive over five inches of snow on average annually. Nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population lives in these areas. Ice and snow reduce vehicle maneuverability and pavement friction, increasing the risk of winter truck accidents. Snow can accumulate on roadways, leading to hazards and reduced visibility.

Of all weather-related vehicle accidents, 24 percent occur annually on slushy, icy, or snowy pavement. Snowfall and sleet account for 15 percent of these crashes. Over 1,300 people die and another 116,800 people get hurt annually in collisions involving icy, snowy, or slushy conditions. Another 75,000 people sustain injuries and 900 die in traffic accidents that happen during sleet or snowfall.