Drivers have to keep an eye out for all sorts of hazards when they get in their vehicle, such as roads covered in ice or other drivers failing to follow the rules of the road. However, there are certain risk factors that could affect drivers who are very concerned about traffic safety when they get behind the wheel, such as poor eyesight and visual disturbances. Regrettably, the victims of an accident may face the same hardships regardless of the reason why they were hit, from those which affect them financially (medical costs, lost wages), physically (broken bones, pain), and mentally (PTSD, depression, etc.). If you were hit by a driver who could not see the road properly, you should firmly defend your rights.
Drivers may lose their ability to see the road for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes, drivers cause a crash because their vision becomes obstructed by something on the road or due to inclement weather. For example, foggy conditions can interfere with a driver’s ability to see what is in front of them. However, others may cause an accident after misplacing their glasses while behind the wheel or because they were afflicted by an unanticipated medical issue which disturbed their vision.
Regrettably, there are far too many drivers who take to the road even though they will have an issue with their eyesight that will cause them to collide with another vehicle. Our firm believes that victims of auto crashes deserve justice and our personal injury page has more on traffic collisions.