As the year moves into autumn, the days grow shorter. This has significant effects on driving. You have a greater chance of getting into an accident at certain times of day due to how the lighting conditions affect visibility. The two particularly dangerous times for driving are dawn and dusk. During the short days of autumn and winter, the sun sometimes rises while people are making their commute two work and sets when they’re coming back home. This can create a very dangerous situation for drivers and pedestrians.
The chances of getting into a wreck are greater when the drivers in one lane are all heading into a low sun. This causes situations where they’re struggling to see but being pushed forward at speed by the traffic around them. If you find yourself in this situation and cannot see, don’t be afraid to pull over and wait a few minutes until visibility improves. If you get into a bad wreck, you’re not going to make it home or to work in time, anyway. If you are in a wreck, you may want to consider contacting a car accident personal injury attorney. This is especially true of someone was driving recklessly for the conditions.
Drivers sometimes overestimate their ability to stop in an emergency. When their visibility is limited to a short distance in front of the car, or completely obscured by the sun, this situation is even more dangerous. If you’re coming out of the sun relative to other drivers, be sure to turn on your headlights. If you’re driving into the sun, keep your speed to sensible levels. You may avoid geting into an accident by showing a bit of restraint. Remember that other drivers may have a hard time seeing you coming.
A car wreck attorney can represent you if you were injured by someone else’s dangerous driving. Some of them work on contingency. This means that you don’t have to pay them a retainer to be able to call them on the spot. Keep an attorney’s number handy just in case. If you’re in a wreck, call them before you call your insurance company. They’ll be able to advise you concerning what you should and should not say to your insurance carrier, to the other driver and to anyone else involved in the wreck.
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