Tips for Safe Travels in Winter Weather in Colorado
McDivitt Law Firm offers safety tips for driving on Colorado roads in winter
Early season snowstorms in Colorado mean school closures, delays, difficult driving conditions, and more car accidents. With record low temperatures, the roads are icy and that affects all Colorado drivers. There are some things you can do to protect yourself. First and foremost, drive slowly and don’t text while driving. If you are in an accident, pull your car to the side of the road (if it is possible) and take pictures of the scene. McDivitt Law Firm wants drivers to stay as safe as possible on the roads, but we’re aware that there are drivers who do not heed winter weather warnings. Because of this, we want Colorado drivers to know that they have an experienced law firm on their side who is ready to represent them in the event of an accident caused by winter weather.
Being involved in a car accident in Colorado during harsh winter weather can be especially dangerous due to exposure and the increased difficulty of receiving assistance. That is why the Denver Personal Injury Lawyers with McDivitt Law Firm say it’s so important to be prepared when traveling in snowy conditions.
It is vital to bring plenty of warm attire to wear in case of an accident or breakdown. Bring food and water for situations where you may become stranded. It’s also a good idea to pack a flashlight and have a fully charged cell phone. Always check the conditions of the roads that will be traveled and check the news and weather reports for accidents and closures so you arrive at your destination safely.
AAA Exchange also recommends driving slowly, increasing the following distance to five to six seconds, knowing your brakes, and avoiding stopping on a hill. For more winter driving tips check out the Denver Channel’s list of how to prepare your car for the weather.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you need to contact McDivitt Law Firm immediately. With offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, and Pueblo, we are ready to represent Coloradans all over the state after a car accident. A car accident on winter roads in Colorado is nothing short of serious due to altitude, temperatures, and many other adverse factors, especially when there are negligent drivers on these snowy and icy roads that aren’t taking care to drive safely. Trust McDivitt Law Firm to represent your case and get you the compensation you deserve.Back to the Blog