Snow is Headed to South Florida—Are You Ready?

Snow and winter conditions have already hit Northern Florida and the icy weather is now headed to Southern Florida. It may even impact Miami, Hollywood, Homestead, West Palm Beach, and other areas. While snow in Florida is exciting and while the sort of blizzard conditions which affect the north are unlikely to travel this far south, keep in mind that winter conditions of any kind can be dangerous. For Florida drivers, especially, even small amounts of ice and snow can be deadly, simply because many of us are not used to driving in wintry conditions.

800px-Winter_storm_at_Bryce_Canyon-300x225

Use these tips to stay safe in the snow:

1) Slow down. Usual posted driving speeds can be dangerous with ice and snow because the roads are slippery and snow can hide slick spots and dangers.

2) Eliminate distractions. Do not attempt to take pictures or to use your mobile devices as you drive. Even hands-free devices can take your mind off driving when you need to focus more.

3) Take a look at your tires. Ideally, switch to winter tires if you have them. The extra traction and good treads give you a better grip on the road.

4) Do not head out unless you have to. If you have never driven in winter conditions before, it’s best not to learn on the fly, especially if roads are very icy or if conditions get worse. If you must head out, pack a shovel, salt, flashlight, and a blanket in your car in case you get stuck.

5) Be careful walking. Being a pedestrian is just as dangerous as being a driver when there’s snow. Drivers may not be slowing down enough, making it hard for them to stop at crosswalks. The slippery sidewalks can mean more slip and fall accidents in Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, and any other community impacted by the weather system. Wear sturdy shoes with good treads and stay visible. Use caution when out and about.

6) Clear your drive and walkways. Slip and fall accidents are a danger to you and your family and also put you at risk of premises liability claims. Use a shovel to clear your driveways and walkways and use salt or sand to provide traction.

7) Keep visibility good. If you’re driving, check the label on your windshield fluid to make sure it can stand cold temperatures. Always scrape off any snow and ice from your car’s roof, windows, and windshield. Use your wipers to keep the windshield clear and turn on your headlights when it’s snowing so you stay visible to other drivers.

If you are in a car accident anywhere in South Florida and would like to know whether you have a claim, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. You can reach us online or at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN).

Client Reviews

★★★★★
Mr. Flaxman is highly skilled and very pleasant to work with. He communicated with me at every step in the process, and clearly presented information relating to my case. To anyone considering retaining his firm, I highly recommend him. Clara Barman
★★★★★
THE BEST. Honest, very knowledgeable, fast and easy. has helped me in numerous situations and has never failed me. Joe Gee
★★★★★
Charlie is a very skilled attorney that advocates hard for his clients. But the best part is he is an all around great guy. He cares about helping and doing what is right for people and his community. And he is not afraid to fight against those who do wrong or against threats to our world. He is fluent in Spanish as well. Do yourself a favor and call him. Andy
★★★★★
I had a lawyer on another case and I never spoke to the lawyer and I hated that I never knew what was going on in my case. Mr. Flaxman was in constant communication with me, explained everything to me, and his staff was really great too. My phone calls were always returned immediately. It was refreshing to be able to speak to my attorney personally. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Flaxman as an attorney to anyone who has been in an accident. Gloria
★★★★★
I found Mr. Flaxman to be an excellent attorney for my personal injury case. This is actually the second time I have used him and he really represented my interests. He explained everything thoroughly and he was very available for my questions. Carol