While most are excited to see the warmer weather in anticipation of spring, it’s important to remember that weather conditions hovering near zero can produce ‘black ice'.
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Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) March 15, 2013
Hanson Duby (http://www.HansonDuby.com), a personal injury law firm serving the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), recently issued a statement cautioning Toronto area residents that slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle injuries are still a major concern in March. The company also commented on the recent spring thaw and the need for those injured in auto accidents and through slip and falls to understand their legal options.
“While most are excited to see the warmer weather in anticipation of spring, it’s important to remember that weather conditions hovering near zero can produce ‘black ice’. Virtually invisible to the naked eye, black ice can create dangerous sidewalk conditions. The laws require property owners to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice within a reasonable time and can be held responsible for not removing it,” says Brad Duby, Senior Partner at Hanson Duby.
“Late winter and early spring temperatures also create dangerous road conditions. Black ice makes driving extremely difficult at the best of times. Driving this time of year can be exacerbated if a driver is speeding, distracted, or intoxicated,” Duby adds.
Brad Duby graduated from Queens University with an Honours BA in 1996, from the University of Guelph with an MA in 1998, and from the University of Windsor with his LLB degree in 2001. Duby was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2002. He is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
Duby's practice is devoted to all types of personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs, including motor vehicle accidents, product liability, environmental claims, long-term disability, and slip and falls.
“The changing temperatures can mean snow, icy streets, bridges, highways, dangerous road conditions, and poor visibility. At this time of year, many people get lax about sidewalk clearing protocols and road conditions,” Duby concludes.
Duby advises that anyone injured due to an accident sustained as a result of ice or snow in the GTA to be sure to consult with a seasoned personal injury law firm. Hanson Duby protects the rights of its clients by pursuing the proper compensation.
Hanson Duby Lawyers is a personal injury law firm located in the Annex district of Toronto. The firm specializes in helping injured victims obtain compensation due to car accidents, long-term disability claims, life insurance claims, and product liability claims. The firm serves clients from across the Greater Toronto Area, and provides service in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil, Greek, and French. The site will soon be updated to include pages in Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil, and Greek to better serve those communities.
More information on Hanson Duby is available by visiting the firm's web site at http://www.HansonDuby.com or by calling 416-588-9100.