Everyone in Minnesota understands how long and harsh our winters can be. Residents here have grown accustomed to the sub-zero temperatures, icy roads, and piercing winds, but it’s still a good idea to review some best practices for winter.
At GoldenbergLaw, our personal injury lawyers have seen innocent people suffer significant injuries as a result of others failing to take the proper precautions in winter. That’s why we always urge Minnesotans to:
- Equip your vehicle with a set of sturdy, dependable winter tires so you can safely drive in the winter. They are designed to provide greater traction on wet and icy roads.
- Further, prepare your car for winter by having your trusted mechanic examine it. The battery, anti-freeze, climate control system, and brakes are all stressed by extreme Minnesota winter weather, and you don’t want your car to break down on the way to work in the middle of a January morning. Such a scenario isn’t just an inconvenience, it’s a danger to you and everyone else on the roads.
- Make sure you have a ready supply of rock salt and a good snow shovel on hand. Everyone has an obligation to keep their sidewalks and driveways shoveled during winter, and slip-and-fall cases are among the most common premises liability claims our personal injury lawyers see.
And, of course, you should always have heavy winter clothes to wear.
If you find yourself in need of an experienced Minnesota personal injury lawyer, please contact GoldenbergLaw today for a free consultation.