Jump to Content

New York State of Snow

/ Car Accident, Winter Hazards /

New York State of SnowNEW YORK – Drivers have had enough of the snow and ice for one season but the Empire State continues to get slammed by winter storms and the costs are adding up.

State and local agencies are already on pace to spend more than $2 billion battling snow and ice on the roads. Delays are costing trucking companies anywhere between $2 billion and $4 billion and insurance companies are estimated to fork out nearly $1 billion in losses due to winter weather.

“Battling winter weather isn’t just expensive for local governments; crash victims are rushed to emergency rooms with life-changing injuries and sometimes, unfortunately, the weather can cost a life in places like Buffalo,” car accident lawyer Ross Cellino said.

New York State Police shut down Interstate 81 last week north of Syracuse due to an enormous pileup of more than 30 cars and trucks. One driver took a video to Facebook following the crash.

ax2“I’m alright, I got a little scratch on my finger but that’s it,” Ian Wagner said in the video.

In Buffalo, more crashes caused delays on highways and surface streets. One man, driving on I-290, took photos of a jackknifed tractor trailer that blocked several lanes of traffic and an SUV that rolled over into the median.

In New York and across the Hudson River valley, snow and icy conditions were responsible for dozens of car accidents, including one that took out a Long Island power pole.

“It’s a war zone in this weather,” Cellino said. “You can be the safest driver in the world but when the snow hits the pavement, it’s suddenly a different world.”

Buffalo car accident lawyers suggest staying off the roads, if possible. If travel can’t be avoided, drivers are urged to drive slowly and carefully, leaving enough time to make it to their destination safely.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Client Thanks

I would like to thank your firm for representing our family on behalf of my late husband. This whole process was, at times, difficult for us and sometimes painful. But, we were always in good hands as Brian and Maria are two of the hardest working and sincerest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They did a tremendous job.

Read more →

Recent Tweets

Social Accounts

Contact

Office Locations

Buffalo
350 Main Street
2500 Main Place Twr
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 888-8888
(800) 888-8888
Map & Directions

Buffalo
Grider Street Office
451 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
(716) 888-8888
(800) 888-8888
Map & Directions

Garden City
600 Old Country Rd
Suite 412
Garden City, NY 11530
(800) 888-8888
Map & Directions

Manhattan
420 Lexington Ave
21st Floor
New York, NY 10170
(800) 888-8888
Maps & Directions

Melville
532 Broad Hollow Road
Melville, NY
11747
(800) 888-8888
Map & Directions

Rochester
16 W. Main Street
Powers Building, Suite 600
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 888-8888
(800) 888-8888
Map & Directions

Contact

Free Case Evaluation

Fields marked with a * are required
↑ Top