The spring season is in full swing. With this, many people are spending more time outside. Though you may be participating in seemingly harmless activities, accidents may still occur. Continue reading to learn the common spring seasons safety hazards and how an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can help you through this.
Why do car accidents commonly occur during the spring season?
For one, you may assume that the winter season lends to more car accidents due to the snow and ice on Toronto’s roads. However, safety hazards still exist in the spring season.
For example, spring rain showers may be as hazardous as winter snowstorms. This is because light rain may make the roads slippery, causing drivers to hydroplane and lose complete control of their steering. And heavy rain may cause the roads to be flooded or cluttered with loose debris, making drivers unexpectedly swerve.
In addition, after daylight savings, there is a greater chance to catch sun glares while driving. This may cause drivers to experience temporary blindness if they are not prepared with wearing sunglasses.
What are some of the other common spring season safety hazards?
In addition to car accidents, the following safety hazards may arise during the spring season:
- Slip and fall accidents:
- You are on a ladder that is not set up on hard, level ground, and you fall as a result.
- You are running or walking in the rain, and you slip as a result.
- You are biking in an area with serious plow damage, and you fall as a result.
- You are exercising in a public park with dangerous conditions, and you fall as a result.
- You are on a trampoline that is not on level ground and that does not have safety nets attached, and you fall as a result.
- Work injuries:
- You are using a lawnmower and a loose object ricochets off its blades, and it hits you as a result.
- You are using a dull cutting tool and it slips from your grasp, and it hits you as a result.
- You are not dressed to protect yourself from the sun, sharp tools, chemicals, and pests, and you are injured as a result.
Any of the aforementioned accidents may very well be no fault of your own. Yet, you may be the one who is paying the consequences. In this case, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to hold the negligent party responsible.
Of note, there is a deadline when it comes to bringing forward this type of claim, which is usually two years in Ontario. So, before it is too late, you must contact a skilled Ontario personal injury lawyer. We are ready and willing to take on your case.