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Why Many Car Accidents Happen At Night

by Alan Medina

When driving at night, one of the challenges you might face is other drivers who do not know how to operate their vehicles safely at night. There are many problems that can arise at night that can increase the odds of a car accident.

Some Drivers are Distracted by the Glare

Because of the glare of the other drivers, it can be easy for a driver to suddenly become blinded and crash their car. While some newer cars might have smart headlights that adjust based on the current driving conditions, older vehicles might not have this feature.

Some Drivers Fail to Turn On Their Lights

Some drivers do not put their headlights on. This could be an accident or could be the result of the headlights not functioning properly. As a result, you might not see their car and they might not be able to see the road properly.

Drinking and Driving is More Common at Night

One of the reasons why a driver might make such terrible mistakes is because they are intoxicated. Drinking and driving is much more common late at night. if your auto accident attorney is able to prove that the other driver was under the influence of alcohol, they may be able to use this fact to increase the odds that you will receive compensation for your injuries. 

Even though it is harder to see at night, it's still the responsibility of a driver to make sure that they only drive if it is safe to do so and that they take the steps necessary to make sure that they safely operate their vehicles. 

What to Do After the Accident

After the accident, you will immediately want to seek medical attention for your injuries even if you believe you are not very injured. This is both so you'll have the best possible medical outcome and so that you can prove that your injuries are directly connected to the accident. Otherwise, the other party might argue that you must not have been very injured if you didn't seek compensation immediately.

You will then want to involve an auto accident attorney in your case. This professional will investigate why your car accident occurred and will determine if there is any evidence to prove that the other driver was negligent. Regardless of how injured you are, you must prove that the other party is at fault before their insurance provider could be willing to negotiate a settlement with your auto accident attorney. 

For more information, contact a local auto accident attorney