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The Dangers of Black Ice

With the beauty and fun of winter also come unique hazards and dangers. This is especially true for roadways, which can become extremely treacherous when coated in ice or snow. In fact, one of the most common factors in winter car accidents is black ice.

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident because another motorist was behaving recklessly in dangerous winter weather, you may be eligible for compensation for your unnecessary pain and suffering. Contact the Appleton reckless driving attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.

What is Black Ice?

Black ice gets its name from its appearance. With black ice, the layer of ice on the road is so thin that the asphalt below can still be seen, making the ice “black”. Some important things to note about black ice include the following:

  • Black ice can be very difficult to notice
  • Black ice tends to look like wet road
  • There does not need to be a large amount of snow or ice on the side of the road for black ice to form
  • Black ice can form even when the temperature has risen above the freezing temperature of water (32°F)

By informing yourself on the dangers and characteristics of black ice, you may be able to avoid a dangerous winter weather accident.

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Being exposed to drivers who refuse to drive safely in dangerous conditions can be devastating. If you have been in a car accident caused or influenced by a negligent driver, the Appleton car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, would like to help. Contact our office today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights and options.

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