BEST MINNEAPOLIS ACCIDENT LAWYERS: DRIVING DURING WINTER
Minneapolis Accident Lawyers know that winter driving conditions cause more accidents with more serious injuries and deaths.
The Personal Injury Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team offer the following safety tips for safer winter driving:
#1. STOPPING DISTANCE
Allow for greater stopping distances on ice and snow. Icy road conditions can increase the stopping distance by a factor of 10 times.
#2. WINDSHIELDS AND HEADLIGHTS
Keep your automobile’s windshield and headlights clean. Dirty windshields can severely reduce visibility. Salt, dirt, ice, snow, and other dangerous road conditions can reduce the effectiveness of headlights by as much as 80%. Check your windshield wipers BEFORE the snow comes down. If they aren’t working effectively, purchase upgraded wipers.
#3. WINTER TIRES
Use winter tires which can increase the stopping distance by 66%. Four-wheel drive alone may not protect you from crashes.
#4. SLOW DOWN
The stopping distance of any motor vehicle is dependent on the speed at the time the braking maneuver is started. Begin slowing down in snow and sleet earlier than you would under normal weather conditions.
Bottom line: Reduced speed + Good winter tires + Increased stopping distances + Clean and Clear Windshields and Headlights = Greater Safety!!!
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers compensation , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices are handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH!”
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.