Nevada Fog/Smog Accidents
If you or someone you love sustained serious injuries in a car crash involving fog or smog in Nevada, you should consider filing a claim for financial compensation. While smog and fog can reduce visibility and result in a collision regardless of any single driver’s negligent behavior, many accidents occur because a driver failed to take particular care or caution when visibility was low. In such situations, the injured party may be able to hold that negligent driver liable. To learn more about filing a claim, you should reach out to a Nevada fog and smog accident attorney as soon as possible.
Visibility and the Dangers of Fog and Smog for Nevada Drivers
Just how dangerous is fog or smog when you are behind the wheel of an automobile? Many drivers assume—wrongly—that foggy or smoggy conditions do not have the same disastrous effect on drivers as certain other weather conditions like rain or sleet. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), weather events that reduce visibility are among the most dangerous when it comes to avoiding car crashes. As the WHO explains, “seeing and being seen are fundamental prerequisites for the safety of all road users,” and “inadequate visibility is an important factor that influences the risk of a road crash among all types of road user.”
Some of the most common types of accidents that occur when there is smog, fog, or another weather-related condition that reduces visibility is a rear-end collision. When drivers cannot see the vehicle in front of them, a serious crash can occur. At the same time, these kinds of accidents can also be prevented even in smog or fog. Often, collisions happen during this weather conditions when another driver is being reckless or careless.
Causes of Fog/Smog Accidents in Nevada
Common driver behaviors that can result in a crash in heavy fog include but are not limited to:
- Tailgating, or following too closely;
- Texting while driving;
- Other forms of distracted driving;
- Drunk driving; and
- Drowsy driving.
According to James Koermer, a meteorology emeritus professor, “fog . . . can frequently be quite dense in patches, so when drivers suddenly encounter these areas, they cannot see that the vehicles in front of them have slowed significantly or come to a stop.” Fog is cited as a major cause of deadly collisions in the Western United States. The Federal Highway Administration emphasizes that fog accidents happen with some frequency due to driver carelessness and error. Indeed, “driver behavior” is listed as a major risk factor in whether fog will result in a motor vehicle crash.
Contact a Nevada Fog Accident Lawyer
Were you injured in a fog or smog accident in Nevada because of another driver’s behavior? You deserve to seek financial compensation for your losses. Sustaining serious injuries in a car crash can be devastating. Not only are many Nevadans unable to work after a serious collision, but they also must deal with extensive medical bills and rehabilitation costs. A dedicated fog accident lawyer in Nevada can help you with your case. Contact Naqvi Injury Law to get started on your lawsuit today.