A familiar site to many New Englanders is the Dunkin Donuts yielding driver with a mass of snow on top of their car. What many may not be aware of is the responsibility and risks that this image presents. In Massachusetts, police can use a couple of statutes to enforce snow-clearing. … officers can issue a $40 fine for impeded operation if a driver has obstructed windows and a $200 fine for driving with an unsecured load, which can include heavy sheets of snow or ice on a car’s roof.”
It also presents danger, risk and potential serious injury to others , resulting in liability to the vehicle owner and/or driver. Should a situation occur where sheets of snow and or ice fly off of a moving vehicle striking your vehicle causing you to lose control, crashing, resulting in bodily injury, you could bring a claim for damages, including bodily injury, against the other driver.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, schedule a free consultation with John Tramontozzi at the Tramontozzi Law offices. As a former insurance defense counsel, he has extensive knowledge from working on both sides of the issue as well as years in private practice. This experience saves time, worry, and minimizes unnecessary expenses. Contact John Tramontozzi at Tramontozzi Law Offices for a free initial consultation.