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Driving in Heavy Snowfall and Contacting a Personal Injury Law Firm if an Accident Occurs

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Driving in Heavy Snowfall and Contacting a Personal Injury Law Firm if an Accident Occurs

This winter weather doesn’t seem to be leaving us anytime soon as snowstorm warnings continue throughout the winter season. It’s essential that you check the weather forecast before attempting to drive long distances, and avoid driving in unfavourable weather conditions if possible. Snowstorms hinder visibility and make the roads extremely slippery to drive on, so it’s best to take public transportation or work from home when heavy snow persists.

 

However, winter weather can also be unpredictable at times, and snowstorms can appear out of the blue. If you are stuck driving in a snowstorm, there are a few tips that you should follow to stay safe on the roads:

 

Clear Off Any Snow

 

Snow hinders visibility, and personal injury law firms know that car accidents occur when a driver’s visibility is compromised. Make sure that your windshield wipers are working so that you can easily clear your windshield at all times on the road. It’s also key that you remove any snow around your mirrors and headlights before driving as you can create blind spots by leaving the snow in place.

 

Be Mindful of Your Steering

 

In a snowstorm, it’s important to be calm and mind your steering. If your vehicle starts sliding on the road, you have to turn your wheel in the direction of the skid to get out of the skid. You have to keep your eyes in the direction you want to travel, and remain calm when your vehicle begins to skid. You will crash into something if you are concentrating on the sides of the road, so look up and ahead.

 

Hiring a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer

 

These tips may help you in the winter weather, but, if a car accident occurs, the Fault Determination Rules always determine a driver at fault, despite unfavourable weather conditions. A lawyer at a personal injury law firm will ensure that you receive any compensation you are eligible for after an accident occurs. Book a free consultation at Sokoloff’s personal injury law firm today, and ask any questions you might have concerning your case.

 

Sources:

http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/2011/01/29/five-tips-for-driving-in-a-snowstorm/