All residents of the province of Ontario are likely aware that more care needs to be taken when driving in the winter months. The blowing snow and ice can lead to treacherous driving conditions for those who are travelling in it. Drivers in the province should be aware this winter could be particularly bad. This is because According to climatologists, the El Nino cycle currently affecting Ontario could bring nasty ice storms.
While warm temperatures are welcomed by many during the winter months, the warmer temperatures can result in rain and ice storms instead of the traditional winter precipitation, snow. The ice can make roads slippery and lead to accidents. These accidents could result in injuries to those involved. When these incidents are the result of drivers not taking the necessary driving precautions, those who are hurt could seek damages via a personal injury lawsuit.
According to a warning preparedness meteorologist with Environment Canada, this season is expected to be the strongest El Nino since the winter of 1997-1998. Overall, since 1950, it is projected to be the second strongest. This means that while drivers should always take steps to drive with caution, it is that much more important during the upcoming winter months.
If you, a friend or a family member are victims of someone’s negligence and suffering from injuries and losses, contact us to speak to one of our lawyers to know your rights and what steps you should be taking in order to protect your rights for the future.