Foggy windshields and the risk of an accident

On Behalf of | Dec 15, 2019 | Firm News

There are many risk factors that can make an auto crash more probable, especially during the winter. Not only does ice, snow and heavy rain pose a threat in many parts of the U.S., but other weather-related factors can lead to a collision as well. For example, someone may become involved in an auto accident because of a foggy windshield. Even though most drivers clear their windshields before they take to the road, there are a number of reasons why some may try to drive even though their windshield is very foggy. 

Sometimes, people do not have a lot of time to clear their windshield before leaving for work, which can be disastrous. When a driver takes to the road and their visibility is impacted by fog on the windshield, they may have difficulty seeing other vehicles, important traffic signs and various hazards that are present. Moreover, a driver’s windshield may become foggy when they are on the road, and this can be just as dangerous. 

Aside from fog, other weather-related issues can affect a driver’s ability to see clearly, such as snow and ice that accumulate on the windshield. This can be just as concerning, and far too many people have driven without clear windshields. If you are involved in an accident that happened because another driver failed to clear their windshield before driving, they should be held fully accountable for the consequences of their actions. Please look into your legal options if you are already struggling with hardships because of an accident that was caused by another driver, regardless of the reason(s) why the crash occurred.