Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but one often-overlooked factor is the role of poor street lighting. Dim lighting can affect the visibility of drivers, pedestrians, and others on the road, and, unfortunately, increase the risk of collisions and injuries. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned New York City personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about how often dim lighting plays a role in car accidents and how our seasoned legal team can fight for the compensation you deserve and need if you’ve been injured, even in part, because of it. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some examples of poor street lighting?
Poor street lighting can be loosely defined as any scenario where the illumination of the road or the surrounding environment is inadequate or inconsistent. Unfortunately, poor lighting can contribute to auto accidents in various ways. Just a couple of ways in which poor lighting can lead to an auto accident are a driver failing to see a pedestrian crossing the street at night due to inadequate street lighting, or a driver colliding with another car or pedestrian in a dimly-lit parking lot because the owner of the property did not install sufficient lighting to illuminate the area.
If you have been involved in a car accident that was caused or influenced by dim lighting, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you’ve incurred, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. That being said, proving that dim lighting was a factor in your accident can be challenging, as it may require expert testimony, accident reconstruction, and other evidence. For this reason, you should strongly consider hiring a seasoned personal injury lawyer who can help you gather and present sufficient evidence to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.
What should I do after an accident?
If you’ve been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you should do what you can to document the incident, including how specifically poor lighting may have contributed. You should also call 911, seek medical treatment, gather witness contact information, and photograph any damage resulting from your accident.
Finally, you should hire a seasoned auto accident lawyer who can help you fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
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