Northwest Ohio has gotten a lot of snow the past couple of days, with some areas reaching 13.5 inches! The snow totals have broken the New Year’s Day record for Toledo, making it the snowiest start to the year we’ve had yet.
While the snow kept some people off of the roads and indoors, others still had to make their way to work.
Level 1-3 Snow Emergencies
Throughout the day on Thursday, area counties were under various levels of snow emergencies. A Level 1 means that the roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and may be icy as well. At this level, drivers should act very cautious while on the roadways.
A Level 2 emergency also states that the roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow, ice, and that only those who absolutely need to be out on the roadways should drive. The advice given under this level is that people should contact their employer to see if they should report to work, and if they do, they must drive with extreme caution.
A Level 3 snow emergency means that all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. The only people who should be on the roadways are those who have a personal emergency. It is advised that all employees contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those on the roads are subject to arrest.
Accident during Level 2 Snow Emergency
Many areas were under a Level 2 snow emergency on Thursday. Since the weather got worse throughout the day, many people were already at work as the roads got more snow and ice on them.
If you were driving during the Level 2 snow emergency and were injured in an accident due to another motorist’s failure to act with extreme caution, you should contact a lawyer. Even when the weather is as bad as a Level 2 snow emergency, drivers should operate their vehicle accordingly. We understand that the snow is a major factor in the accident, but if you are injured, the at-fault driver is the one who should be held accountable, not Mother Nature.
Please call our office at 800.637.8170 if you have sustained injuries in a Level 2 snow emergency accident. Our lawyers will help you to receive the compensation that you deserve for the injuries. When you call into our office, we will gladly answer any of the questions that you have regarding the accident, your legal options, and we will also give a free case evaluation.