Sun Glare Car Accidents

Everyone has dealt with it at some point, you’re driving and suddenly you’re blinded. Sun glare may only last a few seconds, but it is just enough time to cause an accident. While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a study that found sun glare to be a small factor in car accidents, at roughly a few hundred accidents yearly, AAA believes sun glare accidents are actually underreported because they are not the sole reason for an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to sun glare, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected, and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses.

Our sense of sight is the most important sense we have when behind the wheel. Sun glare accidents most commonly happen at both morning and evening rush hours, when the reflection of the sun is bouncing off of the roadway, the dashboard, and street signs, making it difficult to see other drivers, signage, traffic lights, road conditions and pedestrians. This temporary blindness can cause serious, or even deadly, accidents.

Sun glare may have been the cause of an accident, but it does not excuse a driver from liability. Whenever a driver takes the wheel, he or she is required to drive safely in any type of weather and if they cannot, they are required to slow down or stop until it is safe to drive again. There are ways to prevent sun glare accidents, including:

  • Slow down
  • Avoid driving at sunrise or sunset if possible
  • Find alternative routes
  • Wear polarized sunglasses
  • Use your visor
  • Turn your lights on to increase visibility
  • Keep your windshield clean both inside and out, and don’t use high-gloss cleaners within your vehicle
  • Keep a larger buffer between your car and the cars in front of you

These steps are helpful in reducing sun glare but will never completely remove the risk of an accident. Drivers who claim that sun glare caused their accident are still liable for any damages they cause.

We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to sun glare, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.