Auto accidents are a serious problem across the nation. Throughout the day, vehicles on roads all across America are involved in car crashes. While some are fortunate to walk away from these accidents unharmed, it is far more common for serious injuries, or even death, to occur. Auto accidents can result in significant financial losses related to medical expenses and time away from work, among other things.
While the risk of an auto accident is always there, the threat is particularly high at night. Auto accidents and night driving continue to leave many of our Albuquerque, NM clients struggling with financial debt, stress, and pain and suffering. Victims of auto accidents should contact the experienced attorneys at Will Ferguson & Associates to learn more about their right to financial compensation for losses.
Risks of Night Driving
The road is full of dangers that increase the risk of an auto accident. However, statistics show that the risks are even greater at night. Once the sun has set, traffic usually decreases significantly.
However, despite reports that there is, on average, 60 percent less traffic on the road at night, roughly 40 percent of fatal car accidents take place in the nighttime hours. These numbers suggest that there are extra hazards on the road at night increasing the likelihood of an auto accident. Below are some of the most common causes of nighttime auto accidents:
- Reduced visibility
- Poor depth perception
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence
Unfortunately, there is nothing anyone can do to control the actions of other drivers. That is why it is especially important to take necessary precautions when driving at night. By sticking to the following safety tips, drivers may minimize the risk of an auto accident when traveling the roads at night:
- Never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Avoid driving when tired, and take breaks as necessary to rest the eyes and body
- Allow plenty of distance between yourself and the cars in front of you
- Keep dashboard lights at a low setting
- Limit distractions
Fighting for Compensation
No matter how carefully a person drives, he or she may still fall victim to the reckless or negligent actions of another driver. Those who have been injured in a nighttime accident that was caused by another driver should work with an experienced attorney, such as those at Will Ferguson & Associates to find out more about their right to financial compensation.
Liable drivers can be held responsible for a full range of losses stemming from the auto accident, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys will build a strong case of liability and will fight to ensure our clients are compensated to the maximum extent of the law.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident and are interested in learning more about your rights for compensation, contact us at your earliest convenience. The attorneys at Will Ferguson & Associates will listen to the details of your case and answer any questions you may have about the legal process.