Causes of Car Accidents: Driver Fatigue

Mar 6, 2020 | Car Accidents

When fatigued, driving a vehicle can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. Lack of sleep and other factors that cause fatigue should keep drivers off the road, as they may cause serious car accidents. Unfortunately, many drivers do not address the severity of their fatigue and cause accidents that can injure and kill those involved. If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a tired driver, the Houston driver fatigue lawyers at Williams Hart & Boundas may be able to help you seek compensation for the injuries you have sustained. 
Results of Fatigued Driving
People who work night or lengthy shifts, drive commercial vehicles, or have untreated sleep disorders are more likely to drive consistently while tired and cause accidents. Driver fatigue is dangerous, and is known to cause the following issues while driving:

  • Aggressive driving due to increased moodiness or aggravation
  • Trouble processing information
  • Issues with short-term memory
  • Less vigilant, less motivated, and less likely to perform correct driving skills
  • Poor judgment, vision, and slower reaction times

Furthermore, people who take medication that they know makes them drowsy should avoid driving as they could experience the same problems with driving as above.

Contact a Houston Driver Fatigue Attorney
Driving while fatigued is extremely dangerous, and is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. If you or a loved one was injured or killed due to a fatigued driver, you may deserve compensation for medical bills and other expenses you have incurred. At Williams Hart & Boundas, our driver fatigue lawyers have been helping victims for more than 30 years and are prepared to help you fight for your unfortunate losses. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a member of our Houston legal team.

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