Driver Fatigue

While on the road early in the morning, late at night, or on long-distance road trips, a motorist may experience driver fatigue. This tiredness can have an extremely negative impact on a driver’s safe behavior and may lead to serious, even fatal, consequences. Truck and bus drivers who drive overnight and on cross-country journeys are especially at risk for falling asleep at the wheel. Because of the large vehicles they drive, they could also have a larger impact in an accident than a smaller car.

If you have been injured by a driver who was fatigued or otherwise careless, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help pay for the damages you incurred as a result. Call the Phoenix car accident lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 to speak with an attorney about pursuing a civil lawsuit.

Warning Signs

If you experience the following symptoms you may be at risk for being a drowsy driver:

  • Having a difficult time focusing on the road
  • Frequent blinking or the feeling of having heavy eyelids
  • Thoughts of daydreaming
  • Difficult remembering your route or routinely missing exits or signs
  • Increased yawning
  • Feeling that you are drifting into other lanes or onto the median
  • Irritability

The consequences of a motor vehicle accident can be severe. Negligently behaving drivers who fail to take necessary breaks need to be held accountable. If you have suffered personal or financial losses due to another driver’s carelessness, a civil claim may be an efficient way to gain fair compensation.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love was in a car accident with a fatigued driver, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 to learn more about your legal options.

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