British insurance company Direct Line has conducted a study showing that over 13 million motorists with impaired vision fail to wear glasses or contact lenses at times when they are driving. Plus, one-fifth of these motorists never wear their glasses or contact lenses when driving. Not only does this practice put motorists, passengers, and pedestrians at risk, but it can invalidate a motorist’s insurance policy. Therefore, if a crash occurs, the motorist potentially will be liable for large repair bills or medical expenses if an injury results from the crash. The motorist also could be found negligent for failing to take measures to prevent accidents by ensuring that their vision is properly corrected by glasses or contacts while driving.
According to the study, driving with poor eyesight can result in a state of impairment similar to drunk driving. While most drivers admitted only to driving without proper eyewear on short trips, such as visiting the doctor or running to the grocery store, some drivers admitted to doing so while taking kids to and from school. As many as two-fifths of the survey respondents indicated that they had not had their eyes tested in at least two years.
It is estimated that some 2,900 casualties occur each year in the UK due to driving with impaired vision. Men were more likely to drive with impaired vision than women, and individuals between the ages of 18 and 34 were more likely to drive with impaired vision than individuals from other age groups. Researchers that gathered the data recommended that the government take steps to mandate regular vision testing for all drivers.
A situation in which a driver fails to properly correct his or her vision while driving is only one instance of potential negligence that could result in injuries to another. Whatever the case may be, however, you need advice and counsel from an experienced lawyer who can determine your options, based on your situation, and help you make the decisions in your case that are best for you and your family. The Madison personal injury attorneys of Boller & Vaughan handle personal injury cases on a daily basis, and we know what it takes to get the compensation that you need. Take the first step and contact our office today to set up your free consultation with one of our Wisconsin auto accident lawyers.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.