Night driving may seem like a low stakes game when compared to the hustle and bustle of day-time traffic, but the dangers only transform – they don’t disappear.
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) September 24, 2020
An August 12 article on the Los Angeles Daily News reports on the tragic death of a wheelchair-bound pedestrian who was struck by a truck the night before. Details surrounding the collision are still unclear, but the crash appears to have occurred just before 10:00 p.m. The driver of the vehicle did not flee the scene and cooperated with first responders. Los Angeles-based personal injury firm Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock says that collisions of this nature occur all too often, especially in population hubs like Los Angeles.
Legal Defenders says that far too many drivers make the mistake of letting their guard down when driving at night because there are usually fewer vehicles on the road. The personal injury firm warns that this is a serious mistake with potentially devastating consequences. Night driving may seem like a low stakes game when compared to the hustle and bustle of day-time traffic, but the dangers only transform – they don’t disappear, the firm says.
At night, the high volume of traffic is traded for low visibility, distracting city lights, and other less obvious threats, Legal Defenders says. The firm asserts that if anything, nighttime driving is more dangerous because of the expectation that it’s safer.
Legal Defenders also warns against aggressive driving and speeding regardless of the time of day. While it may seem like not such a big deal to go even ten miles an hour above the speed limit to shave a few minutes off a commute – or just to have more fun driving – the consequences for even the smallest mistake can be life-changing or, even worse, ending.
Speed limits are almost always well thought out by city engineers, accounting for people’s reaction times, the curve of the road, and other relevant factors, Legal Defenders says. The Los Angeles-based firm says that when these rules are violated, the chances for a collision rise exponentially and even more so when aggressive and sudden maneuvers are made.
Legal Defenders notes that the slightest miscalculation is cause for a collision that could harm or kill another on the road. At best, the guilty party could be liable for exorbitant damages and medical bills and, at worst, could carry the guilt of permanently ending a life or disabling someone and devastating at least two families. Neither the few spare moments that are saved nor the supposed thrill of weaving in and out of traffic are worth the risk, Legal Defenders concludes.
Readers that are interested in learning about or seeking the services of Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock are encouraged to visit their website at https://www.legaldefenders.com or call 818-464-3778.