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Sun Glare and Car Accidents

The sun is a welcome sight after a dark winter, but as most drivers know, it can be a distraction and a hazard when taking to the road. Sun glare while driving can temporarily blind drivers and cause accidents. When sun glare contributes to an accident, who is at fault?

Determining fault in a car accident is not necessarily straightforward. Sun glare causes several hundred car accidents annually, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the number may even be higher as it is typically not listed on accident reports as the specific cause. Yet, the sun cannot be considered a defense against being held liable for a collision because it is part of everyday driving.

Preparation and Prevention

Preparing for road and weather conditions when taking the wheel is key to most good driving practices. Sun is one of many weather conditions that drivers will encounter during their travels and cannot be prevented. Snow, ice, sun, rain, fog, and wind are all conditions that can be reasonably expected to occur depending on the climate and season, and are not unforeseeable in most cases. Sunrise and sunset times and travel often coincide, so drivers must take reasonable precautions to avoid this natural hazard when on the road.

What Can Drivers Do?

Planning in advance for sun glare includes using polarized sunglasses and the vehicle’s sun visor. One simple tactic that drivers sometimes neglect is keeping the windshield clean, which if not done, can significantly increase the effects of sun glare. Drivers who travel into the sun at its strongest should plan their trip around those times of day. Practicing defensive driving by leaving space between your car and other vehicles is also helpful.

Sun glare can contribute to accidents by temporarily blinding the driver from clearly seeing another vehicle, road markings and lane changes, construction sites, and pedestrians. As a driver, if you were involved in a car accident where you believe sun glare was a factor, it is always advised to contact a skilled car accident lawyer for guidance. Accidents can have serious consequences for those involved and may result in injuries, property damage, and significant financial costs and medical expenses.

West Chester Car Accident Lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Fight for Victims of Car Accidents

If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident, a West Chester car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello can help. We will advocate for you and ensure that you receive the best outcome and compensation needed to restore your life after an accident. For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at (610) 892-4940 today. Located in Media, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Delaware County, Media, and West Chester.

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From our office located in Media, PA we serve the surrounding areas of

  • Bucks County
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Including but not limited to
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Heather A
I have known Deb for years now and it all started in 2009 when I got hurt and needed legal help with my workers comp. I randomly chose Deb because of the things I read on her website and I liked that she had a take charge attitude about just about everything. She out-lawyered someone and got me more in a settlement for that and then also worked with me on another case and won that one as well for me. If you get to know Deb and her personal story, you will get to know an amazing single mom who has had her own struggles and has come out so much stronger. She will fight for you if you do your part as a client and follow her guidance. I have now used two women lawyers in Media and three men and I actually found the two women far more effective and both won my cases that the men lost. Without Deb and my other lawyer winning the cases for me that they did - I could have found myself disabled for good with no money to pay for the life I live because I can’t work now. I credit my ability to be able to eat and have transportation and all. I couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work they did for me. Deb has won two of my cases and I would absolutely refer others to her for the same kinds of cases and I would use her again if I ever needed her help again!
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Rebecca Porter
If you ever need a worker’s compensation attorney, I highly suggest using Deborah Truscello. I had a work accident injury and was referred to Deborah. She was with me every step of the way, with this long-drawn-out process. She was there any time I had questions or needed advice on my rehabilitation. Now my case is settled. I am very happy how things turned out and I owe it all to her. I can't thank her enough. I will use her again if I ever need too.
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Deborah is an excellent lawyer. She was professional, knowledgeable, and made me and my case feel important. She was always accessible and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend Debbie to anyone injured at work and in need of legal services.
I am a client of Deborah Truscello and also a woman of color. Deborah Truscello is not a bigot nor is she a racist. I hired Ms. Truscello back in 2016 for a very nasty custody case against a crazy man who has a history of dragging all his children through the court system. Ms. Truscello has been nothing but professional and well organized. She is very reliable and always available. I could contact her any time of the day or night and she is always responsive to my text messages, calls, and emails. If you are considering hiring her as your attorney I highly recommend you schedule a consultation and see for yourself you will not be disappointed.
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