Case Study: Night Driving Danger Awaits – Atlanta Injury Attorney Greg Stokes
Our eyes see colors as black, gray, or white at night. Red is seen as black, and red vehicles can blend into the nighttime background . This can make night driving very dangerous, because it can be impossible to see a vehicle that blends into the night when it is stopped on the road or moving so slowly that it is blocking traffic.
We at Stokes & Kopitsky handled an night-driving accident case where a young mother was killed, and two of her children seriously injured, when she drove her car over a hill and into the side of a red tractor-trailer truck being backed onto the highway. At first, the truck’s insurance company refused to pay the claim, saying the accident was the young mother’s fault because she failed to stop in time to avoid hitting the truck.
We needed to prove that the reason the young mother had not stopped in time was because she could not see the red truck until the last moment, when her headlights lit it up. To do that, we traveled out of state to find an expert in “night vision.” The expert used simple demonstrations to prove that at night, people see red as black. When the insurance company conducted the expert’s deposition, they quickly realized that they would lose this case at trial. It was very clear that no one driving on a dark highway at night could see the red truck backing onto the highway until it was too late to avoid hitting it.
By bringing in an expert on night vision, we were able to get this case settled for a significant dollar amount, without having to put the family through the pain of a trial about the young mother’s tragic death.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a truck accident, or any other kind of accident, the injury lawyers at Stokes & Kopitsky can help you. We have the experience and knowledge needed to handle the most complicated accidental injury cases.
Please call us, 24/7, for your free consultation. There is no fee unless and until we obtain an award or settlement for you, and we advance all costs. We are here to help you. Please call Stokes & Kopitsky toll-free at 404-892-0011 for experienced, caring, high-quality legal help.