Spring Accidents

At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Our Team of Top Rated Injury Lawyers Will Work to Obtain Satisfaction for Individuals Who Have Been Injured as a Result of Spring Accidents Throughout Western New York.

Spring Accident Injury

Officially, spring is the time of year between the spring equinox on March 21st and the summer solstice on June 20th. Residents of Buffalo, New York, will be particularly aware of the impatience with which spring can be met, as many suffering from the ‘winter blues’ desire warm weather and sunshine. While spring can be warm, it is more often characterized by unpredictable changes in the weather that can lead to hazards on the road. In addition to weather-related dangers, spring can bring dangers in the form of wildlife-related accidents and injuries associated with spring break activities.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, is well acquainted with the often-calamitous effects of car accidents. He has represented countless clients over the years, obtaining over $175,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for his personal injury clients. If you believe that you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence in Buffalo, New York, do not hesitate to reach out to the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 716-839-3939 or by filling out our online consultation form.

Spring Motor Vehicle Hazards

Spring weather is often unpredictable. As snow melts and the temperature warms, thunderstorms and floods can be frequent occurrences. The heavy rains from flash floods and runoff from melting snow can fill roadways with water, resulting in dangerous driving conditions. Water on the roads can cause cars to lose traction and slide into other vehicles or objects. If a flash flood is large enough, it can generate currents that sweep cars from the roads and potentially overturn them.

Floods are most likely to occur in densely populated areas, near rivers and valleys, and in places with deep concentrations of snow. Floods are particularly dangerous for motor vehicles because out-of-control cars can cause a great deal of destruction. In the event that you are caught in a flash flood, it is recommended that you safely abandon your vehicle and seek out higher ground. Only return to your vehicle once the flooding has passed.



Spring Wildlife Hazards

As winter begins to thaw and the snow melts, many feel the itch to get outside and enjoy the warmth. For the local wildlife, spring marks the end of hibernation, and animals such as birds, squirrels, and deer are actively seeking mates and migrating to new grazing grounds. This increase in activity means that animals are more likely to be encountered on the road, posing potential hazards to morning and evening commuters.

It may come as a surprise, but deer are just as active in spring as they are in the fall. In the autumn, deer enter into the ‘rut’ when the females are in heat and bucks are actively seeking them out. Come spring, many of those does are pregnant and turn last year’s fawns away from home. As these yearlings seek out new grazing grounds, they frequently wander across highways and roads where the traffic is high. Dawn and dusk are when deer are most likely to be spotted crossing roadways, and drivers should take care to be extra alert at these times of the day.

At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we understand that a car accident in spring can be a life-changing event. As such, the importance of finding the right representative for your personal injury case cannot be overstated. Our team of top rated Buffalo car accident attorneys is more than capable of representing you. Please call us today at 716-839-3939 or contact us online for your free consultation.

Spring Break Injuries

At colleges across the United States, spring break has become increasingly popular. While many take the hiatus as an opportunity to travel abroad, a large percentage of college students spend the week engaging in partying and drinking. Freed from the responsibility of exams and classes, students are able to participate in destructive practices with abandon.

Spring Break Injuries Heavy drinking in college is not solely a means to ‘fit in.’ A report from Chadron State College found that college students displayed high occurrences of anxiety and depression. Over 80% of surveyed students expressed feeling overwhelmed by the demands of coursework and considered “depression and anxiety as among the top impediments to academic performance.” The challenge of adjusting to college life is likely one of the reasons that so many students engage in drinking. Alcohol becomes a release from societal pressures and an escape from responsibility.

Binge drinking is a highly dangerous “pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08% or above.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 25% of individuals between the ages of 18 and 34 admit that they engage in binge drinking on a regular basis. The risks associated with binge drinking include:

  1. Alcohol Poisoning: A person with a BAC of 0.08% is legally intoxicated. The higher an individual’s BAC, the greater their chances for alcohol poisoning. As more and more alcohol enters into the bloodstream, the body begins to shut down, resulting in difficulty breathing, vomiting, and loss of consciousness.
  2. Car Accidents: 29 individuals die every day as a result of alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. Alcohol consumption impairs reaction time and motor coordination, both of which can seriously impact an individual’s ability to operate a car with the necessary judgment and attention.
  3. Acts of Violence: Physical and sexual assault are extremely common occurrences where drinking is involved. Everyone reacts to alcohol differently. For some, it can induce aggression that leads to confrontations, while others become submissive or lose consciousness entirely, making them easy targets for sexual predators.

We all want to keep our loved ones safe, but sometimes the unthinkable occurs. When that happens, the last thing we want is to worry about what action steps we need to take. Jed Dietrich, Esq. believes that in a personal injury claim, the client’s needs should come first. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our team of experienced Buffalo, New York personal injury attorneys is more than capable of assisting you every step of the way. Allow us to represent you in your case – you do not have to fight alone. Call today at 716-839-3939 or visit us online to begin the process.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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