Dashboard Rearview Mirrors
Some older vehicle designs included a rearview mirror that was mounted on the dashboard. While these mirrors made it easy for drivers to view what was happening behind them, they also frequently obstructed drivers’ ability to view everything in front of them. Additionally, in the event of an accident, dashboard mounted mirrors posed a safety threat to drivers and passengers.
Unfortunately, many older vehicles are still on the road, and may pose a threat to their passengers and other vehicles. If you have been injured in a car accident, consult a Cincinnati car accident attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Call 513-321-7733 today to schedule a free case evaluation.
In many vehicles with dashboard-mounted rearview mirrors, the mirrors limited drivers’ ability to see what was happening in front of them. In rare situations, the mirror prevented drivers from detecting road hazards until it was too late.
Dashboard-mounted mirrors also increased injury in the event of an accident. Frequently, drivers or passengers would be thrust forward, and their head would make contact with the mirror. Contact with glass created the potential for serious injury.
Because of these safety concerns, new car models have installed the rearview mirror higher up so that it does not interfere with visibility or cause a head injury hazard.
If you have been involved in an accident because of a dashboard-mounted rearview mirror, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact the Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at Stepleton Dugan, LLC to discuss your grounds for filing a legal claim. Call 513-321-7733 today to speak with a qualified attorney about your case.