Can vision problems cause a car crash?

On Behalf of | Oct 27, 2017 | Serious Personal Injury

An array of dangers can lead to a motor vehicle wreck, many of which are addressed on this blog. Aside from some of the more common causes, such as reckless driving due to ignoring speed limits or driving under the influence, there are all sorts of other risks that can lead to a wreck. For example, vision problems and anything which interferes with a driver’s vision can cause a traffic collision. If you are struck by someone, whether they were drunk or simply had an inability to see the road properly, you need to examine your options.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a driver may cause an accident if his or her vision becomes obstructed. There are many ways in which drivers lose their ability to see the road. Sometimes, they may be unable to see the road because of inclement weather, such as instances where heavy fog or rainfall makes it hard to see ahead. Or, a natural feature, such as tall grass, could interfere with a driver’s ability to see the road. Moreover, those who misplace glasses they need while behind the wheel may or experience issues with their eyesight for other reasons may also cause a motor vehicle wreck.

After a crash occurs, the consequences can shatter the lives of those involved regardless of the reason behind the accident. For victims, a long path forward may lie ahead and it is important to hold responsible those who cause crashes that never should have happened. Tragically, these incidents will continue to shatter lives in the months ahead.