Posted on Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 4:39 pm    

With all the rain that Californians have put up with this year, it may be hard to believe that we usually enjoy some of the best weather in the United States. On most days, we are battling the right sunlight when we are driving. However, bright sunshine can be as dangerous of a driving condition as rain, smog, snow, or fog. Sun glares can temporarily blind you to the traffic and the road ahead. If the sun hits a building or another vehicle just right, you could be driving “blind.”

To help avoid an accident caused by the bright sunlight or a temporary sun glare, follow these simple tips.

Ways to Reduce the Glare Caused by Sunshine

  • Keep your windshield clean. Windshields can become dirty very quickly, even if you do not drive often. A windshield that has dirt buildup, haze, or smudges can amplify the effects of sun glare. Use a good glass cleaner to keep your windows clear from dirt and smudges — keep some in your vehicle for long trips or unexpected incidents.
  • Wear your sunglasses. Sunglass can help block the intensity of the sun, especially ones that have polarized lenses. A good pair of sunglasses can give you the protection you need to see the road safely even when you encounter sun glares. Make sure if you wear prescription glasses, you have your sunglass prescription updated each time you change lenses.
  • Use the vehicle’s visors. Visors are not storage units. Visors can be adjusted to help block the sun and increase visibility while driving. Adjust the visor and switch the position of the visor (from front to side) as needed to block the sun from getting into your eyes.
  • Make yourself easier to see. It may sound crazy to use your headlights in bright sunshine; however, it can help another driver see your vehicle. Many vehicles now have running lights that remain on as long as the vehicle is in operation.
  • Allow more distance. When the sun is bright and sun glares are common because you are driving in areas with many surfaces that can reflect sunlight (i.e. downtown office buildings or congested traffic), slow down and put more space between you and the vehicle in front of you. The extra space gives you more time to slow down or stop if necessary to avoid a collision.

Call a Sacramento Accident Attorney

You cannot control sun glare, but you can take precautions to reduce your risk of causing an accident because of sun glare. We want everyone to remain safe while using our roads in and around Sacramento.

However, if you are injured, we want to help you fight for full compensation for your damages from the driver who caused the accident. We are here to help you ensure you are treated fairly and justly by the insurance company for the other driver.

Call the Sacramento injury lawyers of the Tiemann Law Firm for a free consultation and no-obligation case evaluation. You can reach our law firm by telephone at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.  Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

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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

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

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!

Matt H. Testimonial

I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.