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Trucker fatigue and car crashes

Each day, people across the country rise early in the morning and head to work, where they will put in long hours to support themselves and those they love. Unfortunately, those who work excessive hours may experience a number of work-related setbacks, such as fatigue due to overtime or overnight shifts. When someone becomes overly fatigued, this can affect their life in all sorts of ways. In fact, it can increase the likelihood of a motor vehicle collision significantly. If you feel fatigued after work, it is important to be careful and avoid driving while you are too tired.

Sadly, many people do drive while they are suffering from fatigue, including large truck drivers, taxi drivers, and those whose job duties involve operating a vehicle. By doing so, they are putting lives in danger and they should be held responsible for an accident they cause. A driver who is suffering from fatigue may have difficulty reacting to a hazard on the road and following traffic safety laws such as speed limits or paying attention to stop signs. Drivers who are too fatigued may cross into oncoming traffic because they are dozing off behind the wheel and unable to stay alert.

In recent years, many lives have been shattered as a direct result of driver fatigue. If you were struck by a driver who you believe was too tired to drive, or they caused a crash for any other reason, it is important to understand your legal options. Our accidents page has more traffic crash material to read through.

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