Snow Plow Accidents
When most people think of Arizona, the last thing they think about is snow. Of course, there are many ski resorts throughout the state, along with many mountainous regions which receive plenty of snow during the winter months. In fact, Flagstaff averages 100 at 7000 feet, while many of the ski resorts will get over 300 of snow.
With snow comes the increased risk for people to become involved in snowplow accidents, and other forms of accidents, simply due to the fact that they are not accustomed to such conditions. A snowplow is a vehicle intended to remove snow and ice from outdoor surfaces. These snow plows can appear in many different forms and are generally used in environments that receive heavy snow each year.
At Phillips Law Group, our truck accident attorneys recognize the types of accidents which can occur with snow plows, and have great sympathy for those injured in these types of accidents. Our attorneys will seek the maximum compensation benefits for our clients, while helping them to achieve the justice they deserve.
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Types of Snow Removal Vehicle Equipment
In general, most areas which receive a large amount of snow each year have a fleet of snow removal vehicles ready to clear the roadways, sidewalks, footpaths, and cycle ways. These vehicles may require an assortment of different equipment depending on their intentions.
Some types of snow removal vehicle equipment include:
- Front-End Loader
- Jet-Powered Snow Blower
- Materials (sea-salt, sand, melting agents)
- Snow Blower
- Snow Groomer
- Snow Melter
- Snow Sweeper
- Surface Friction Tester
Although all of these pieces of equipment serve to assist our community with snow removal, they may also pose a threat to people in the surrounding areas if they are used negligently.
Types of Winter Service Vehicle Collisions
As winter service vehicles are required to operate in extreme conditions, occasionally they may become involved in accidents. There are typically a number of contributing factors in these accidents, as these large trucks have many blind spots, decreased maneuverability due to their size, bad weather and road conditions, and the need to pay attention for other vehicles and pedestrians.
Some types of winter service vehicle collisions include:
- Adverse Road Conditions
- Air Brake Failure
- Bad Weather Accidents
- Blind Spot Accidents
- Cargo Exceeds Weight Limit
- Distracted Drivers
- Excessive Speeding
- Fatigued Driving
- Faulty Vehicle Equipment
- Inability to Stop Vehicle Quickly
- Inadequately Maintained vehicle
- Inexperienced Drivers
- Operating While Intoxicated
After these types of wrecks occur, there may be several different types of injuries caused. These injuries can range in severity depending on a number of different factors.
Types of Winter Service Vehicle Injuries
Winter service vehicles have many different types of equipment attached to them, therefore when a driver uses this equipment inappropriately or another driver becomes involved in an accident, it may cause many types of injuries.
Some winter service vehicle injuries include:
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Dental Injuries
- Dislocated Joints
- Facial Injuries
- Internal Injuries
- Loss of Limb
- Nerve Damage
- Skull Fractures
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Following any type of accident, it is highly advised to seek medical attention. This will assure all injuries are properly cared for, while also preventing further injuries from arising. This will also assist our attorneys by providing them with medical documentation needed to formulate a robust case against any negligent drivers.
Contact Our Arizona Truck Accident Attorneys Today
At Phillips Law Group, our attorneys understand that being involved in an Arizona snow plow accident may be a traumatic experienced, especially if there were injuries and deaths involved. Therefore, it is important to take the necessary steps towards having a full recovery by contacting our attorneys.
With our primary office in Phoenix, Arizona we are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere.
Some areas we serve include:
- Grand Canyon
- Mogolion Rim
- Mount Lemmon
- Show Low
- St Johns
For more information about our law firm, or if you believe you may have a case, we welcome you to contact us today at 602-258-8888. At this time a member of our intake team will be standing by to collect information about your accident. This information will then be given to one of our helpful attorneys ready to take your specific case.
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