Accidents Due to Sun Glare
People tend to feel safe driving in good weather. After all, they are confident they are avoiding the risks associated with rain, snow, and sleet. But the truth is accidents can happen at any time in any weather. Sunny days actually come with their own risks. Car accidents can happen because a driver was unable to see a hazard because of sun glare.
Drivers who crash due to having the sun in their eyes are still liable. If you were in a car accident involving sun glare, discuss your situation with a Baltimore car accident attorney today. And to stay safe, take measures to reduce the hazards of sun glare when you are driving.
Tips to Avoiding Sun Glare When Driving
Being able to see other drivers, road hazards, and traffic signs are essential aspects to driving safely. If you have noticed the sun bothering you when you drive, take steps to avoid sun glare.
Ways to avoid sun glare:
- Sun visors
- Clear dashboard
- Adjust your route
- Drive at a different time
Opt for sunglasses that are polarized to reduce glare when driving and familiarize yourself with the sun visors in your vehicle. If the visors that came with your car do not give you enough coverage from glare, see if there is another solution offered by a reputable car accessory company. All objects should be cleared from the dashboard, particularly those that reflect light.
From there, you can make logistical adjustments, if needed. For example, if you experience sun glare every day on your drive to work, changing your departure time or deciding on a different route could be helpful.
Liability and Sun Glare
Sun glare does not reduce liability. It is a driver’s responsibility to keep control of their vehicle at all times. If you were hit on a Maryland road because a driver had sun in their eyes, talk to a Baltimore car accident attorney right away to understand your rights.
Of course, there are auto accidents for reasons other than sun glare. Many auto accidents are the result of reckless driving, poor road conditions, whether events, or a combination of all of these things. It is always important to always do what you can to keep your vehicle safe and be sure you can see other vehicles and possible hazards.
After an accident due to sun glare or any other reason, avoid settlement offers. Always talk to an experienced legal professional first. Often, an insurance company or another individual involved in the event will offer you a settlement that is far lower than the amount you deserve. Even if you think it is a fair settlement, wait and get another opinion. Leave negotiations to the professionals.
If you have been in an accident, review your compensation options with the legal team at Iamele & Iamele, LLP. Our attorneys successfully secure compensation for accident victims in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan. We have extensive knowledge and experience in car accident cases. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.