Accidents Caused by Limited Visibility
Visibility is important when someone is operating a motor vehicle. Many different factors can limit a driver’s visibility, such as weather conditions, night time, or not checking a vehicle’s blind spot. There are some circumstances, like weather, that drivers cannot control. However, they can take proper care when driving during those kinds of conditions. Car accidents caused by a careless driver with limited visibility can leave victims with significant injuries. Miami car accident attorney Robert Dixon of the Law Offices of Robert Dixon assists victims who have been injured in collisions caused by negligence. Our firm is committed to helping you seek to hold the responsible parties liable for your harm. We help car accident victims, as well as those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents, in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, as well as throughout South Florida. If you have questions regarding your legal options in the aftermath of an accident you believe was caused by limited visibility, please contact our office to set up a free consultation and speak with a lawyer today.Causes of Limited Visibility Car Accidents
Although South Floridians do not have to worry about ice or snowy conditions on the road, residents do have to deal with heavy rain often, not to mention tourists who are not used to driving in such conditions. Weather that can severely limit a driver’s ability to see and react to dangerous hazards on the road can come in many forms. For example, high winds are common in South Florida. Although it is inadvisable to drive during a tropical storm or hurricane, sometimes just an afternoon thunderstorm can bring with it comparable wind speeds. Those types of winds can worsen the visibility during fog or rain. Rain also creates significant visibility issues, with darker conditions and blurred vision through the windshield. Rain is a factor in eight percent of collision fatalities. Additionally, dense fog can appear suddenly, greatly reducing a driver’s ability to see, especially if a vehicle is traveling at high speeds.
Certain times of the day, such as morning or evening hours, create a sun glare that can hinder a driver’s sight. This is particularly dangerous as it is often during rush hour, when traffic is heavy. Visibility is also impacted during dark night time hours. When a driver’s vision is restricted to only where headlights illuminate, it is difficult to determine what speed other vehicles are going, as well as see to hazards in the road. Drivers who are distracted, tired, or driving under the influence of drugs are alcohol are even more dangerous when visibility is limited.Responsibility for Limited Visibility Collisions
Even though you cannot control weather and times of the day you need to travel, drivers can control how they operate their vehicles. When an accident is caused by limited visibility due to someone’s negligence, injured victims can pursue a personal injury suit to receive damages. Negligence occurs when a motorist breaches his or her duty to act reasonably under the circumstances and causes another’s injury. For instance, a driver who is texting while driving through heavy fog, and fails to see another motorist turning in front of them, may be found to have acted unreasonably. Once negligence is established, a victim may be compensated for property loss, past and future medical costs, and loss of income, as well as diminished earning capacity.Seasoned Attorneys for Miami Car Accident Victims
Some of the most serious and even fatal injuries can result from a driver not taking proper care when his or her vision is compromised. Accident lawyer Robert Dixon works tirelessly to make sure these victims seek the compensation they need from parties responsible for causing their harm. The Law Offices of Robert Dixon can help you at all stages of a claim, from initial investigation to settlement negotiations and through resolution of any necessary litigation. If you have been injured in a collision involving limited visibility, please call our office today at (877) 499-4878 or contact us online to set up a free, no obligation consultation about your case. We serve clients in areas including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.