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Los Angeles is known for its fog and its smog. In fact, daily weather reports for the Los Angeles area often include fog notifications and warnings, and the smog (which is related to pollution from cars) has been a problem in the area for more than 75 years.
Not only is smog bad for one’s health, but smog and fog alike can reduce visibility and therefore increase the risk of an accident. If you have been in an accident that’s smog- or fog-related, our Los Angeles fog and smog car accident lawyers at the offices of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers can help you file your claim for compensation.
WHO’S TO BLAME IN A SMOG/FOG CAR ACCIDENT
Drivers who are involved in smog- or fog-related accidents that occur when visibility is low may be quick to blame the accident on a lack of visibility, shirking all personal responsibility. But, because this excuse is both unfounded and, most likely, unable to yield an insurance award, identifying a more precise cause of the accident is necessary.
The truth is that fog/smog or not, drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles safely. When the risk of an accident is increased due to uncontrollable factors (i.e. poor weather, fog, or smog), the duty of a driver to exercise their vehicle with the property degree of care is heightened; poor visibility is not an excuse for negligence.
When visibility is poor, drivers are obliged to turn on their lights, slow their speed, minimize distractions, increase following distance, and take other basic safety precautions. If they fail to do so and this failure leads to an accident, the responsible driver can be held liable for any harm that results.
HELPING YOU TO PROVE LIABILITY
Proving liability in a smog- or fog-related accident can be difficult; both sides may claim that the other driver was at fault for the incident. If you’re recovering from injuries, the last thing that you may have energy or time for is handling the investigation of your accident on your own. That’s where our Los Angeles fog/smog accident attorneys come in. With years of experience representing victims of accidents that occurred when visibility was poor, we know how to investigate these accidents and what insurance companies are looking for. In addition to traveling to the accident scene ourselves, taking photographs, talking to eyewitnesses, and reviewing the police accident report, we will also hire accident reconstruction experts if necessary.
YOU DESERVE TO BE COMPENSATED FOR YOUR HARM
Fog and smog may reduce visibility, but they shouldn’t serve as a scapegoat in an accident, allowing the truly at-fault driver to escape liability. If you have been injured in an accident in Los Angeles, our car accident lawyers will work hard on your behalf. For a free consultation with our Los Angeles lawyers, please call us today or send us a message at your convenience.
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