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Making a Personal Injury Claim after a Serious Motor Vehicle Accident Occurs in the Winter Weather

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Making a Personal Injury Claim after a Serious Motor Vehicle Accident Occurs in the Winter Weather

Just before the winter season is over, the weather can be deceiving. One minute there is a blizzard, and the next you’re wearing a light sweater on your way outdoors. The problem is that as the winter season ends there is still the risk of dangerous weather, and it is better to be safe than sorry. This means that you should keep your winter tires on until the winter season has officially come to an end. If you change your tires too early, the weather might take you by surprise one day and make your commute a terror. It’s important to drive safely and responsibly—no matter what the weather looks like outside!

 

Winter Driving Tips

 

  1. Use winter tires

    We install winter tires in this season for a reason. Winter brings nasty weather to the roads, and without winter tires, your car will be slipping and sliding from point A to point B. Winter tires are specifically designed to handle the cold weather and to grip the road so that you have maximum traction on ice and snow. They also have a biting edge on the tire that wicks water upwards, offering you more control. Without winter tires, you can potentially cause a serious car accident; one that leaves a person seriously injured, filing personal injury claims for any loses. 

     

  2. Don’t wear too many layers as the driver

    It’s natural to want to bundle up and keep warm in the winter weather, but too much clothing affects a driver’s ability to drive safely. If a driver is wearing too many layers, has the heat on, and begins sweating profusely—this can become an immediate distraction. The seatbelt might not be fitting properly with a large winter jacket, while chunky winter boots don’t allow the driver to feel the pedal properly. All of these drawbacks make winter driving that much more difficult for a driver and can contribute to a serious motor vehicle accident. 

     

  3. Keep your car in good condition

Winter is one season that you really don’t want your car breaking down in. It’s important to keep your car working smoothly throughout the year, while ensuring that you have working windshield wiper blades, winter tires, and engine and wiper fluid. If you haven’t checked your windshield wipers in a while, and a snowstorm blankets your car on the road—how will you drive if the wipers are not working? A simple check-up will prevent incredibly serious consequences from occurring, protecting you and other drivers on the roads.

 

Hiring a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer

 

If you are involved in a car accident, suffering serious injuries as a result of the crash, a Toronto personal injury lawyer will help you file a personal injury claim. With a personal injury claim, you will ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. It’s important to drive safely in the winter season, but you can’t control how other drivers respond to the weather. This is why it’s important to be aware of other drivers on the roads, stay alert, and do everything in your power to drive safely. Book a free consultation with a Toronto personal injury lawyer at Sokoloff, and file your personal injury claims today!

 

Sources:

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/winter-driving-tips-1.3433721