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Tips on How to Drive a Motor Vehicle Against the Glare of the Sun

We are excited to announce that in November we launched a NEW podcast called “Legal Anatomy of Current Events”!

“Legal Anatomy of Current Events” is a weekly podcast with new episodes initially starting on every Wednesday and then moving to early Thursday. In each episode, we will be reviewing a wide range of national topics and the legal issues involved. Life moves fast and our goal with our podcast is to keep you on top of current events and the legal impact they may have in each state and our country.

We are lawyers, experts, and advocates and our mission is to educate you on the law and how these national topics may affect you, delivered in a plain-language explanation of the law. Learn about what’s happening across the most pressing legal issues of our time in a non-political format.

You can find us on iHeart, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbean, and Google Podcasts

If you ever have any questions about any of our episodes, the guest, or the podcast, or if you would like to propose a topic or a guest, please email info@legalanatomy.net

Tips on How to Drive a Motor Vehicle Against the Glare of the Sun

The Colorado sun can be dangerous and does affect your driving! It also means that some drivers may find themselves hampered by the glare of the sun off the asphalt, or directly in their eyes. This is especially stressful during congested traffic. Here are a few tools and tips that can help you safely navigate the road when the sun is bright outside.

Have you been in an automobile accident? No matter how careful you are, accidents happen—often because other drivers aren’t careful enough. That’s why it’s so important to hire a Denver Colorado car accident attorney if you’ve been in an auto accident.

Sunglasses

Cheap, fast-fashion sunglasses are ubiquitous, and they’re great for accessorizing your favorite outfit. However, they aren’t usually effective at shielding your eyes from sun glare when driving. Invest in a quality pair of sunglasses specifically for driving.

Sun Visor

So many drivers forget the sun visor is there unless they think to use the mirror. But the sun visor’s original purpose was to increase safety while driving on sunny days. Don’t use it to store paperwork; rather, use it to protect your eyes and improve safety while driving.

Safe Distances

We should always maintain safe distances when driving, but we often become lax about it when conditions are pleasant. It’s exceptionally important to maintain (or even increase) your distance from the car in front of you when there are other factors affecting your driving, such as rain or bright sun.

There are so many different factors involved in personal injury cases, especially when it comes to car crashes. Whether the sun was in your eyes or the other driver’s, whether or not it was raining or icy, you need a personal injury lawyer today to advocate for you.

Clean Windows

Those dirty car windows might not seem like such a big deal on overcast days, but when the sun comes out, they can be a big problem. The bright light reflecting off the dust and other debris on your windows can obscure your view. If riding a motorcycle, be sure to clean your helmet visor. Much like a dirty windshield, a dirty visor can also obstruct vision. Keep your windows and visors sparkling for safety.

Pull Over If Necessary

If you are driving in a situation that feels unsafe, it’s always okay to find a safe place to pull over. Sometimes, all it takes is a few minutes of rest to allow your eyes to adjust to the bright light.

Most of our clients don’t understand how much small details matter when it comes to personal injury cases. Bell & Pollock P.C. Accident & Injury Lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case, in order to represent you as aggressively and effectively as possible.

Now a Word from Bradley pollock

Auto Legal Talk

By Bradley Pollock of Bell & Pollock Injury Attorneys

Last week, one of the attorneys in my office was in an MVA. As fate had it, the driver behind him, had a dashboard mounted camera, that recorded the entire accident. A “dash cam” is small video camera that is typically installed either on the dashboard or the windshield and should not obscure your vision. The camera can only take up to five square inches on the driver’s side and up to seven square inches on the passenger side. Dash cams are legal as long as you do not infringe on another person’s privacy. There’s no reasonable expectation of privacy while driving on public roadways. But, if your unit records audio, you should alert your passengers that the system is recording their conversations, otherwise you could be violating wiretapping laws. Colorado, like 38 other states, permits audio recording with the consent of one party to the conversation. Other states may require the consent of all parties. Dash Cameras are a double edge sword. Dash Cam footage could protect you if you are involved in an accident/incident while driving. But, be aware that a recording could work against you and in favor of the other party. The video could show that you were responsible or partially responsible for the crash. The Dash Cam video could be the evidence you need to prove your personal injury case. The video of the accident can be used as proof of innocence (or guilt) in an accident and is generally admissible in court. Dash cam videos can also be submitted to insurance companies to demonstrate liability and to prevent insurance fraud. Additionally, some advanced systems capture GPS coordinates and even G forces inside the vehicle at the time of the accident Consider your options: without any proof, i.e., the Dash Cam Footage, it’s your word against theirs as to how the accident happened. But remember the Dash Cam video is just one piece of evidence as how the accident/incident occurred. If you been involved in automobile accident and you have a Dash Cam video, bring it to the law offices of Bell and Pollock, and let us review the video as part of a legal game plan to settle your claim.

To Learn Even More . . .

Visit our website to listen to the show on this subject and all of our other radio shows on various legal topics.

If you have any questions about the topics discussed in today’s newsletter, or questions on other legal issues, give our office a call and one of our attorneys would be happy to talk with you.

More Information

Get more information about your rights and options following an accident by checking out one of our helpful BOOKS: THEY ARE FREE.

  • Don’t Get Hurt Twice in the Same Accident – This enlightening guide dispels some of the most common (and harmful) myths about car crashes, insurance companies, attorneys, and financial recoveries.
  • The Essential Guide to Car Insurance in Colorado – This guide helps all drivers better understand car insurance. If you’ve ever had a question about a claim, dispute or car insurance in general, this is a must-read.
  • Cowards of the Street: Hit & Run – This book uncovers the facts about hit and runs and how to financially recover from these crashes. It also shares about what you can do to protect yourself before and after a hit and run accident occurs.
  • Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation: The Ultimate Guide – This insightful book reveals everything you need to know in order to protect your rights as a worker – and to position a Colorado workers’ compensation claim for success.
  • Legal Game Plan – This educational book helps you better understand insurance company’s hidden game plan…and come up with one on your own!
  • Motorcycle Accidents (or How to Go Full Throttle Against the Insurance Companies) – This informative read will help motorcyclists come up with a plan of action to combat the insurance agencies. If you ride a motorcycle, you need this book.
  • 18 Mistakes You Could Make to Destroy Your Injury Claim – Found within is a precise guide regarding a trove of detailed mistakes one should avoid when pursuing a successful resolution to ones case. This work helps answer questions and details advice to protect oneself from common pitfalls and perils associated with a compensation claim.
  • Distracted Driving and Your Injury Claim  This comprehensive work assists all drivers in understanding the dangers of distracted driving and its relationship to your injury claim.
  • Premises Liability (Landowner Responsibility and Injury Recovery) – This definitive piece renders the details behind the history of the Premises Liability Law in Colorado and highlights examples of responsibility which further offers a practical guide for injured victims.

Call our office to request copies of our books. THEY ARE FREE. You can also request a copy of any (or all) of these books on our website. You can download a free electronic copy anytime. And be sure to tune in to our weekly radio show to learn more about a variety of legal topics.

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We’re ready and eager to tackle whatever tough personal injury issue you’re dealing with in Denver and all of Colorado. Your case matters here.

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