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Personal Injury: Aim For Safe Arrival When Driving In Winter

The information in this blog post has not been updated to accurately reflect the current trends and information related to this topic. Should you require legal advice, please contact a personal injury lawyer or certified professional for additional information and resources. 

The roads in Southern Ontario can be treacherous during the winter months. Staying safe and arriving alive should be the highest priority of each driver. With a few precautions, drivers can avoid car accidents and personal injury -- unfortunately, they have no control over other drivers who might be less cautious.

Precautions to stay safe when driving in the Winter

Vehicles must be well-maintained and in good order. Avoid driving without proper winter tires on the car. During any drive on winter roads, it is wise to increase following distances to allow more reaction time on roads treacherous with ice and snow. Keep in mind that pedestrians also have reduced visibility, so give them extra time and room.

Many Ontario drivers do not realize the hazards of driving while tired. Alertness and skills are required to navigate winter roads safely, and it is essential to be well-rested. Sudden snowstorms can challenge even the best drivers, especially if the road is shared with negligent drivers in other vehicles. Being prepared for the worst is a good idea, and keeping an emergency kit of essentials in the car could be lifesaving.

Hopefully, it will never be necessary to use the emergency kit, and the ideal would be for all to navigate the dangerous roads safely. However, accidents can and do happen, and if the negligence of others causes them, financial relief might be available. The civil justice system of Ontario allows victims of such accidents to pursue recovery of monetary damages. An experienced personal injury lawyer can provide the necessary support and guidance throughout the legalities of a civil lawsuit and dealings with insurance companies in pursuit of financial and emotional damage recovery.

Contact The Morris Law Group

If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious accident, contact The Morris Law Group for a free no obligation consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We have been practising personal injury law in Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe for over 60 years. We ensure that your rights are preserved and that you receive the personal attention you deserve. At our law firm we work on a contingency basis, meaning that you don’t pay until your case settles.

All personal injury firms will work to get you the best settlement, but only at The Morris Law Group will you get the care and support you need at such a difficult time. Contact us today.



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