Sun Glare Car Accident
Driving visibility can be seriously impaired by the sun glare, which has the capacity to temporarily blind drivers. For this reason, sun glaring is a contributing factor in some car accidents.
If you have been injured in an accident involving sun glare, call William Mattar, P.C. Our car accident lawyers can help you get started on your accident claim. We will fight for you to receive maximum compensation. Contact our offices at (844) 444-4444 today to speak to a member of our team.
Why is Sun Glare Potentially Dangerous?
Like other types of weather—such as rain, snow, and fog—bright sunlight can impair a motorist’s driving abilities. Sun glaring can make it difficult for a driver to see out of the windshield, obstructing the driver’s view of the road. A research study found that the risk of a life-threatening accident occurring was 16 percent higher during bright sunlight than normal weather.
Visibility is, of course, vital to safe driving. Drivers blinded by a sharp sun glare may fail to see other vehicles, traffic signs and signals, lane markings, objects, and even pedestrians. This can result in a devastating collision in a matter of seconds.
Who is Liable for a Sun Glare Accident?
Sunlight is a natural occurrence, and obviously, no one part is responsible for sun glare. But in the event of an accident, it certainly does not absolve a driver from fault. No matter the weather conditions, drivers are expected to take the necessary precautions to drive safely and avoid collisions. In the context of sun glaring, that may entail lowering of a sun visor or use of sunglasses. It may even entail pulling over and waiting for the sun glaring to end or subside.
If another driver caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. An accident attorney can help establish who was at fault and assist you as you make a claim for medical bills, lost wages or income, and non-economic damages, such as emotional and physical pain and suffering. If you are looking for an attorney contact William Mattar, P.C. today to learn more.
Sun Glare Dangers
Being prepared for driving in bright sunlight can potentially reduce the risk of a sun glare-related accident. The American Automobile Association (AAA) offers these some tips for motorists when driving into the sun:
- Wear polarized sunglasses, which can help reduce glare;
- Use your sun visor;
- Leave more following room between you and the next vehicle;
- Drive with your headlights on to increase visibility;
- Keep your windshield clean.
Obviously the above tips are not exhaustive. Reasonable care will always depend on the circumstances. Sometimes the sun glare is so bad, and so blinding, that the only reasonable step it to pull over. An attorney can help you assess the facts of your case.
Injured in a Sun Glare Accident? Call William Mattar, P.C.
If you’ve been injured in a sun glare accident, William Mattar, P.C. can help. We represent injury victims in cases involving a variety of factors, from hazardous roads to drunk driving. Our experienced accident attorneys can assist you with your accident claim and help you get maximum compensation. Complete our free online consultation form or call (844) 444-4444 to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation today.