It would be an understatement to say that driving with obscured vision is dangerous. While it can simply end with a citation for a traffic violation, it's always possible the citation might come too late to save the driver and others from severe injury, pain or even a wrongful death. But this is not just about permanent physical blindness, which should be reason enough for a revoked license and would prevent most people from driving in the first place. The hidden danger is from obstructions in the line of sight. A ticket for driving with obscured vision issued at the scene of an accident is cause enough for a personal injury lawsuit.
Have you or a loved one been in an accident caused by driving with obscured vision? Contact a car accident attorney in your area today to discuss your legal options.
Listed below are the major traffic violations and accident causes associated with obscured vision driving.
Medical malpractice is on this list because medication can cause temporary blindness. Older drivers tend to have more of a problem with this as their night vision fails or they take medication that impacts their vision and motor functions. But since this is difficult to assess or prove at the scene of an accident or when stopped by law enforcement, the number of citations and lawsuits are not as high as other causes of obscured vision.
Most of the time, temporary blocked vision is due to decorations inside the car or on the exterior, fogged or frosted windshields, broken mirrors, speeding in bad weather, and so on. These attract traffic violation citations and personal injury lawsuits if it results in an accident.
Have you or a loved one been in an accident because of obscured vision? Contact a traffic accident attorney near you today and explore your legal options.