Poor Road Conditions and Car Accidents

Earlier this year, the 401 westbound was closed near Cobourg after a horrific pile-up in snowy conditions that involved 50 to 80 cars. When conditions are bad and traffic is still heavy, that’s the kind of insanity that can result. You can be doing everything right, but sometimes you get caught up in a situation that spins out of everybody’s control.

Nonetheless:

  • Bad weather conditions or not, you should be aware that you are held legally responsible for controlling your vehicle at all times.
  • The only exceptions occur when your vehicle is struck either by another vehicle or a flying object like a rock.

When conditions are that bad, you really have to ask yourself whether driving is worth the potential hazard. If it can wait, then staying off the roads is your first line of defence.

Who’s Looking Out For You?

Matters can become complicated in a motor vehicle accident. Different versions of events and different factors can make the outcome of any insurance or legal proceedings anything but clear cut. Bad weather conditions may be exacerbated by lack of maintenance and roadwork. Any number of factors may be at work.

Your own legal representation will ensure that your interests are considered in any final arrangement.

In the case of injuries, you may not be – and probably won’t be – fully aware of the extent of your injuries immediately following an automobile accident, even though the time you have to claim benefits is limited.

We Can Help

If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you owe it to yourself to get professional help.

Even if the injury seems minor, you should contact your insurance company and a motor vehicle accident lawyer right away. The severity of soft tissue injuries common to car accidents is often only apparent some time later. Since the time you have to file a suit is limited, you want to be safe rather than sorry.

We Focus On Car & Motor Vehicle Accidents

Petrillo Law has been providing competent, caring legal advice to car accident victims in Mississauga, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and across Ontario for over 20 years. We can evaluate a case to determine whether it meets the provincial threshold required to start a lawsuit as well as represent injured people who have been denied accident benefits by their own insurance company.

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