Posted on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 at 7:18 pm    

Did you know that over 9,000 car accidents occur every year because of sun glare? Behind ice, rain, and snow, it’s the most common environmental cause of motor vehicle crashes. Sun glare can literally blind a driver, making it impossible to see the road. It only takes a few seconds of glare for an accident to happen. Below are some ways to cut the glare and be safer on the road.

  • Adjust your drive time. Right after sunrise and right before sunset is the danger period for sun glare. Altering the time you get on the road slightly can take you out of the high-risk zone.
  • Keep your sunglasses handy. It’s a good idea to keep an inexpensive pair of sunglasses in the car for sun glare moments. Polarized lenses are the most effective. Be sure they’re easily accessible so you don’t become distracted looking for them.
  • Clean your windshield regularly. Sun glare illumines your windshield and makes every bit of smudge, mud, leaf, and other debris visible which can further obstruct your view.
  • Change your route. Sun glare may be worse on one street than another or in areas where there are bodies of water to amplify the reflection. Simply taking an alternate route may enable you to avoid the glare.
  • Put your headlights on. While it may seem like too much light is the issue, having your head and taillights on will make you more visible to the drivers approaching or behind you.
  • Pull over. If it’s safe to do so, pull off the road and wait the sun out. It will quickly move out of your glare zone. Yes, you may be a few minutes late to your destination but arriving safely is certainly worth it.

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a DUI, car, truck, or motorcycle accident, dog attack, or a slip and fall incident? If so Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced Sacramento car accident attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial
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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T. Testimonial
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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial
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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!