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Blizzard Conditions in the Washington, D.C. Region Created Dangerous Driving Conditions for Drivers and Pedestrians

Snowstorms across the Washington, D.C. region created hazardous and dangerous weather conditions leading to scores of injuries. On Jan. 25, a Wheaton, Maryland, man walking on Georgia Avenue near its intersection with Janet Road was severely injured after he was struck by a snow plow truck. According to WUSA Channel 9, 1,410 car accidents were reported in Virginia since the blizzard hit the D.C. metro region. The majority of the accidents only caused property damage but one accident in Chesapeake, Virginia, tragically resulted in a death.

Government officials in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia urged drivers to keep off the roads during the recent blizzard. Although most area residents followed this good advice, some drivers took the roads, resulting in serious auto accidents. In addition hazardous sidewalk conditions, caused by property owners, not cleaning the sidewalks in a timely manner, or not cleaning them effectively caused dangerous conditions, causing slip and falls, which often lead to serious injuries, including head and brain injuries, and broken bones, including fractures to the people’s arm and legs.

If you were injured as a result of dangerous conditions caused by the snow or ice, and you feel like someone else is responsible, please call the Washington, DC car accident lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.. Our attorneys provide professional, responsive legal representation to victims of car accidents and slip and falls. Our team of experienced litigators is ready and prepared to fight for Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia residents who have suffered injuries and had their lives disrupted due to the careless actions of others.