Ice and Snow on Municipal Highways
If you or a family member has been hurt in a motor vehicle accident while driving on slippery roads, it is important to contact a skilled personal injury lawyer.
Motor vehicle accidents resulting from ice and snow on the roadway can become extremely serious when there are a number of vehicles involved. With each vehicle that is added to the pile-up, the potential for more and more serious injuries increases.
At Strype Injury Law, we’ve guided clients through more than 250 personal injury trials, helping them navigate a wide range of challenges. Compared to motor vehicle accidents on city streets or residential areas, highway accidents in Ontario can have a more devastating impact, both physically and emotionally, due to the higher speeds of the vehicles involved.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of other drivers or road crews, it is important to contact a skilled Toronto injury lawyer immediately.
AFTER MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS, THE CLOCK BEGINS TICKING RIGHT AWAY
After an accident, you will need to file a report and request accident benefits within 30 days of the accident. If you are a family member of an accident victim who is still hospitalized, it is important to talk to one of our Toronto-based car accident lawyers as soon as possible in order to meet important deadlines.
Any time there is a dramatic speed change, there is a better chance for the driver to suffer significant injury. Even a lower-speed accident can have severe consequences. A head-on collision can be among the most deadly types of accidents possible.
An accident on a highway may require a police investigation and a full engineering investigation to determine all the people and organizations who should be involved in the suit. Typically, road conditions are significant in contributing to the seriousness of the accident.
Contributing conditions could include the following:
- Improper road maintenance
- Improper removal of snow
- Items fallen off vehicles that have not been cleared from road
- Breakdown of roads
- Damage from snow and frost
- Potholes that cause can cause a driver to bump steering and blow tires
Any of these conditions could cause a driver to lose control of his or her vehicle and cause a serious accident. The municipality has a duty to keep roadways clear, clean and safe for drivers. When that duty is not met, it can lead to potentially devastating car accidents.
When motor vehicle accidents are caused by slippery conditions, the municipality might have a difficult time defending its actions and schedule. It must keep detailed records of what mixture was used, what tonnage was dispersed, what the weather conditions were and what it did to keep the highways safe. In these situations, it is wise to retain an experienced accident lawyer.