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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Blog > Car Accident > Victim’s Family Alleges That Car’s Dark Window Tints Prevented Driver From Seeing Pedestrian In Time

Victim’s Family Alleges That Car’s Dark Window Tints Prevented Driver From Seeing Pedestrian In Time


For a period of time in the 1990s, the epitome of cool was to look out at the world from the inside of a car where the window tints were so dark that the people outside could not see you.  Midnight black window tints were once the province of the backseat windows of limousines that transported politicians and celebrities to confidential or exclusive events.  Eventually, though, the public began to participate in this mystique and to apply tinted sunscreens to the front windshields of their cars.  Not only do these dark tints give your car an air of mystery, but they also protect your eyes from the glare on sunny days, which are plentiful in South Carolina, more effectively than any sunglasses can.  The trouble is that the dark tints also make it hard to see when you are driving at night, even when you use your headlights.  South Carolina law permits the use of dark window tints on windshields, but they can only cover the top six inches of the windshield.  The family of a pedestrian who was killed after a vehicle with dark windshield tints struck him is suing the auto parts store that installed the window tints, alleging that the unlawful use of window tints is what prevented the driver from seeing the victim in time to avoid hitting him.  If you have suffered injuries in a car accident that was due, in part, to a defective or illegal car part, a Columbia car accident lawyer can help you seek justice.

NFL Player Alleges That Negligence of Auto Parts Store Contributed to the Collision That Killed His Father

Carlos Dunlop, Sr. was a lifelong resident of North Charleston, South Carolina.  He was a drum major in high school, and later in life, he worked as a bail bondsman.  He was also the father of three children, including NFL player Carlos Dunlop, Jr., who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.  One night in January 2022, the elder Dunlop was walking across Ashley Phosphate Road, when a Nissan Rogue with dark window tints struck him.  He died of his injuries shortly after the accident.

Carlos Dunlop, Jr., his sister Bianca, and his brother Michael have filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging that the accident that claimed their father’s life was preventable.  They have named the driver as a defendant, as well as Advance Auto Parts, the store that sold the window tints to the driver and installed them on his vehicle.  The plaintiffs allege that the auto parts store did not comply with the law when it installed window tints that were too dark and covered too much of the windshield.

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The personal injury lawyers at the Stanley Law Group can help you if you suffered serious injuries in an accident where dark window tints were a contributing factor.  Contact The Stanley Law Group in Columbia, South Carolina or call (803)799-4700 for a free initial consultation.




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