Along with winter weather comes slippery roads, less visibility, and accidents - which is why it is so important that you know the proper precautions to take if you find yourself in this type of situation.

That's why I decided to talk to Rich Barnes at The Barnes Firm - One of America’s Largest Injury Law Firms - right here in Buffalo. I asked Rich about what people should do when they have to “hit the road” in conditions that may not exactly be ideal for driving:

Your caution and defensive driving have to be first and foremost in your mind as you're navigating the roads. Not everybody does that, however, and accidents and injuries will occur. Defensive driving and practicing what is referred to as "the five second rule," which is when it takes you three to five seconds to pass an object after the car ahead of you has passed it. That's how you can tell whether or not you're at a safe following distance.

Rich also talked about the importance of being mindful of pedestrians in such conditions:

Drivers have to be mindful that their vision is impaired with people crossing the street, we've got kids jumping on and off school buses now, and kids will be kids and not always be as careful as we'd like them to be. It kind of goes both ways: pedestrians have to be extra careful when crossing streets, shoveling their driveways, etc. but the same rule about being extra cautious also applies to drivers as well. The keyword is caution.

The Barnes Firm is here to help you.

Visit TheBarnesFirm.com or call (800) 800-0000 and speak with an experienced injury attorney who can help answer your questions. You can trust that The Barnes Firm will help you get the best result possible.

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