Any number of things can lead to accidents on the road. Often, driver error is to blame. However, sometimes an accident is not completely the driver’s fault. For example, a driver may not be able to see oncoming traffic due to shrubbery, the corner of a building or anything else that blocks the drivers ability to see approaching vehicles. When a driver’s line of sight is blocked and this leads to an accident, the party responsible for the obstruction may be held at least partly liable for the accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by an obstruction in your line of sight, contact a Tampa car accident lawyer at the Capaz Law Firm. We can investigate your accident and hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries.
Trees, limbs, hedges and shrubbery can sometimes make it difficult or impossible for drivers to see each other. This is especially dangerous at an intersection as it makes maneuvers such as turning right on red very risky. Overgrown vegetation can also block important traffic signs that help drivers avoid accidents. When situations like these lead to an accident, the property owner responsible for the vegetation may be considered partly liable for the accident.
Another common line of sight obstruction stems from the flawed design or construction of a roadway. When a road is designed or constructed in a way that blocks other drivers from your line of sight, accidents can occur. This is particularly problematic for drivers who are entering the roadway or making a left turn against oncoming traffic since they may not see an approaching vehicle. When accidents occur due to this type of defect, the entity responsible for the defect may be considered partly to blame for the accident.
If you’ve been injured in any kind of accident, including an accident caused by an obstruction in your line of sight, contact a Tampa car accident lawyer at the Capaz Law Firm. An experienced attorney at the Capaz Law Firm can investigate your case and help you hold the responsible party accountable for their involvement in your accident. We can also help you seek compensation to cover the cost of your injuries including the cost of medical bills, lost wages, property damage and more. We will fight to get the compensation you need and the justice you deserve. Call (813) 440-2700 for your free consultation.
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