Car Accidents Involving Sun Glare
Driving in South Florida means needing to be prepared for all types of weather while behind the wheel. Often, a weather-related accident is due to drivers acting carelessly during rainstorms and inclement weather. However, sometimes, proper precautions are not taken when sunny conditions cast a glare in a driver's line of sight, especially when traveling in a certain direction at a certain time of day. The Miami car accident attorneys at our Law Offices of Robert Dixon help victims of car accidents involving sun glare determine who is at fault for their injuries and pursue the proper parties to ensure that they provide compensation to aid in a victim's recovery. Our firm can also assist with insurance claims arising out of such accidents.
We offer dedicated legal guidance to clients throughout South Florida, including in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. If you have questions regarding your legal rights after being injured in a car accident involving sun glare, contact our office to schedule a free consultation to speak with an attorney about your options.Common Factors Contributing to Sun Glare Crashes
All drivers rely on having proper visibility and accurate lines of sight when traveling on roads or making maneuvers in traffic. When a driver's sight is limited, it can lead to dangerous situations. Many sun glare crashes happen at intersections, when drivers are unable to properly see a traffic signal indicator or view others on the road. Sun glare can be a contributing factor in an accident in the following common ways:
- Drivers swerving into another lane due to their inability to see the lane markers properly. This can lead to broadside collisions or head-on accidents if a driver veers into oncoming traffic.
- Sun glare resulting in a motorist being unable to see a brake light in dense traffic, or when traveling at a high speed.
- Accidents involving bicyclists or pedestrians.
- The sun further hindering a vision-impaired driver's ability to see.
Sun glare is an inevitable consequence of driving at certain times of the day. However, when motorists do not take proper measures to counteract the effect of these conditions, serious accidents and injuries can result.Responsibility for Car Accidents Involving Sun Glare
When a driver acts carelessly, even if sun glare is a factor, he or she should be held liable for the harm caused to others. Personal injury lawsuits may be available options for victims injured in an accident involving limited visibility due to the sun. These claims are based on negligence, which exists when one party breaches his or her duty to act as a reasonable person would, causing another's injuries and resulting in damages. For example, a driver who chooses to make a turn at an intersection, despite being unable to see fully whether or not there is oncoming traffic, can be found to have breached a duty of reasonable care. Victims injured by a negligent driver may receive compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost income, and diminished earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering.
In Florida, even if a victim has acted negligently to some degree in causing his or her own injuries, legal action may still be pursued against another liable party. As a 'pure comparative fault' state, Florida allows victims to recover damages in proportion to their degree of fault. For example, a victim who was 40 percent negligent may recover 60 percent of their total losses from another negligent motorist. Determining fault in a motor vehicle collision involving sun glare may be difficult, since a liable driver may argue that the sun was alone responsible. It is important to contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible following an accident so that they can ensure that your rights are protected.Seek Guidance from a Knowledgeable Car Crash Lawyer in the Miami Area
Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists may all be in harm's way when a driver does not take the dangers of limited visibility due to sun glare seriously. The car accident attorneys at our Law Offices of Robert Dixon are dedicated to ensuring that drivers responsible for causing a car accident involving sun glare are held legally accountable. If you have been injured, or a loved one has lost their life, as a result of a devastating collision, call (877) 499-4878 or contact us online to set up a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about how we can help. We represent people in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and other South Florida cities.