Being in a car accident is often so shocking that you may find yourself struggling to perform basic tasks, such as remembering where your car insurance card is stashed, or who to call for a ride home from the scene. If you can attempt to remain calm, however, you may find that doing so is beneficial for your ability to notice what may be key details. This is especially important if you're taking legal action after the fact. There are all sorts of things that it helps to notice during a car accident, including several that relate to eyeglasses that the other motorist may or may not have been wearing. Here are three specific details that you should try to pick up on.
Was The Driver Wearing Glasses During The Accident?
Although you can sometimes get hit from behind or from the side and not see the other driver immediately before the impact, there are also car accidents in which it's easy to catch a clear glimpse of the other driver for a few seconds. If you've been in such a situation, try to remember to recall whether the driver was wearing glasses. This might seem like a minor detail, but it can be an important one. Your car accident attorney will obtain information about the other driver's licensing, which can reveal whether he or she is supposed to wear corrective lenses while behind the wheel. Failing to do so can suggest that other driver couldn't see effectively, indicating negligence.
Was The Driver Wearing Sunglasses?
You should also try to notice whether the other driver may have been wearing sunglasses. Again, this is something to notice if you were able to see the motorist immediately before the impact. Sunglasses can be telling at an accident scene. For example, if the driver wasn't wearing sunglasses and you were able to take a selection of photos immediately after the accident that showed how bright the conditions were, perhaps during a bright orange sunset, your attorney will argue that the other motorist's lack of ability to see contributed to the accident.
Did The Driver Scramble To Put On Glasses Afterward?
You should endeavor to watch the behavior of the other driver in the wake of the car accident. If you clearly saw that he or she wasn't wearing glasses at the time of the accident, but rooted through his or her purse, coat, or glove compartment afterward to retrieve glasses and put them on, you could be dealing with someone who is attempting to dupe the accident investigators. Note this information when you speak to your car accident attorney, as it may help your case.
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