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Winter Driving Preparedness

Posted on 10/07/2014Back

As the calendar inches closer to winter and the beautiful fall weather starts to cool, it’s time to begin thinking about how to prepare for driving in Minnesota’s harsh winter weather. At GoldenbergLaw, our car accident lawyers always urge those who take to the road to do so with proper respect for the dangers of inclement weather.

The law requires a driver to properly maintain their vehicle and to reduce their speed for the conditions. When driving in snow and high winds, the best medicine is prevention. Be prepared for driving in winter weather by:

  • Keeping your windshield and lights clear and free of snow and ice
  • Equipping your car with sturdy winter tires
  • Getting your brakes checked to ensure they’re sound
  • Topping off your fluids, including windshield wiper fluid
  • Slowing down when conditionals worsen
  • Replacing your windshield wipers if needed

Drivers are expected to prepare for and adjust to inclement weather conditions and to keep their car road-worthy. A driver who fails to do so and causes an accident can be held liable for the wreck, even if the weather played a role.

GoldenbergLaw’s car accident lawyers can help if you’ve been the victim of an accident caused by someone else’s lack of care.

If you live anywhere in Minnesota and you need an experienced car accident lawyer, please contact GoldenbergLaw today for a free consultation.

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