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Expected Snowy Winter Could Increase Accident Risks

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The East Coast may have endured considerable heat waves this summer, but early winter outlooks are suggesting that there will be plenty of cold and icy weather ahead.

As reported by, three separate long-range forecasts, including two from the Farmer’s Almanac and Old Famer’s Almanac, are predicting that the 2023-2024 winter season will much more “winter-like” than last year, which turned out to be one of the least-snowy seasons on record in New Jersey.

According to the Almanacs, which use proprietary formulas to predict winter conditions as early as August, the Atlantic corridor can expect more snow than usual this winter. Both suggest that the snowiest periods will occur at the end of December, late January, and mid-February. Another early projection from WeatherWorks, which is based in New Jersey, shows several signs that our region will see more snow.

Along with an increase in snow, forecasts also suggest that temperatures for January and February will be below average, and that some storms will bring a mix of rain and sleet.

Winter Weather Accidents

While long-range weather forecasts and early weather predictions are often taken with a grain of salt, they provide important insight into weather patterns that influence the type of conditions we may experience during the winter season.

As a firm that has represented injured victims and families across New Jersey since 1939, we know that weather conditions play a huge role in the types of accidents we see. This is especially true in winter, when our firm historically sees upticks in cases involving:

When winter weather increases risks for these types of accidents, it becomes everyone’s responsibility to take extra care. That means driving in a manner that is reasonably safe for the conditions, ensuring property is adequately maintained, and warning guests about potentially hazardous conditions such as icy or slippery surfaces. Unfortunately, as we’ve seen time and time again, many people suffer preventable harm because others fail to uphold their duty of care.

At Levinson Axelrod, P.A. our award-winning trial attorneys have extensive experience helping victims and families fight for justice in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases, and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation following slip and falls, auto accidents, and other types of weather-related accidents that could have been prevented if not for negligence. Whatever this winter brings, we’ll be ready to help.

If you have questions about our firm and the work we do, or if you have a potential injury case to discuss, call (732) 440-3089 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.

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