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Foggy Windows and Accidents

On Behalf of | Dec 23, 2019 | Firm News

Allegheny County car accident lawyers advocate for victims injured due to foggy windows.

Winter is upon us and soon we will be dealing with the elements. When driving, something as seemingly harmless as a bit of fog on the windows can lead to a serious car accident. Fog on any of the windows will impede the driver’s ability to navigate traffic and see the road clearly. The following are tips for keeping your windows fog-free this winter and what to do if you are involved in a preventable car accident in Pennsylvania.

Why Your Windows Fog Up

During cold weather, the air inside your car contains more moisture than the air outside, causing fog on your windows. This is because the moisture in the air inside your vehicle condensates when it encounters the cold air along the windows. The temperature at which water condenses into fog is called the dew point. On summer days or in warmer climates, the humid air outside reaches the dewpoint when it is cooled by the cold air inside your vehicle, causing foggy windows.

How to Quickly Defog Your Windows

You should never drive if your visibility is compromised in any way, including by foggy windows. Fortunately, defogging your windshield is quick and easy to do.

  • First, turn on the defroster on the warm setting to evaporate moisture accumulating on the windshield.
  • Next, turn on the air conditioning, which will help pull moisture out of the air to reduce condensation.
  • Turn off the recirculation setting to allow dry air to enter the vehicle.
  • Crack your window slightly to exchange warm air inside for cool, dry air outside.

While you rebalance the air inside the vehicle, use your windshield wipers to remove fog temporarily so you can see better, especially if your windows have fogged up while driving. To clear fog on warmer days, simply lower the air conditioning in the car or turn it off completely to raise the air temperature inside the vehicle. At the same time, use your windshield wipers to disperse condensation and turn of the recirculation button to bring warmer air into the vehicle.

Personal Injury Claims for Car Accidents in Pennsylvania

Even the safest driver can encounter unpredictable weather and other hazards, including other drivers who may not take safety as seriously. If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the financial losses after a crash and the pain and suffering you have endured. To protect your claim, carefully document the accident scene, keep your medical records, and consult an Allegheny County car accident lawyer for legal guidance.

Allegheny County Car Accident Lawyers at AlpernSchubert P.C. Provide Legal Guidance for Injured Clients

Any car accident is unfortunate, especially when someone is injured. If you are the victim of a car accident that was not your fault, contact an Allegheny car accident lawyer at AlpernSchubert P.C. to learn how we can help. Auto insurance companies will do all they can to avoid a payout. That is why we explore every angle possible to prove your claim and recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us at 800-243-6095 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today. Located in Pittsburgh, we represent clients throughout western Pennsylvania, including Allegheny County, Lawrence County, and Washington County.