Tired Truckers’ Fault In Wrecks

A tired driver, whether operating his or her personal vehicle or a commercial vehicle, is a negligent one. According to a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a tired driver causes as many as 100,000 accidents every year.

While any automobile accident can result in serious injuries, as well as substantial property damage, a tired driver is often at fault for the accident. Under Georgia's laws concerning personal injury, you, as the injured victim, have the right to file a claim against that tired driver and hold them responsible for the accident.

How To Spot A Tired Driver

A fatigued driver poses a risk to others on the road just as much as a drunk driver would. The reason for this is because lack of sleep over time significantly decreases the brain's functions.

Watch for these signs of truck driver fatigue:

  • Weaving from lane to lane
  • Overstepping lane boundaries
  • Wandering off the road
  • Speeding or driving well below the speed limit
  • Blowing past traffic lights and stop signs
  • Making erratic driving maneuvers
  • Failing to use turn signals

A driver who is constantly deprived of sleep, especially truck drivers who are pushing the limits working long hours and driving thousands of miles, may begin to experience deteriorating effects. These effects may include diminished memory function, inability to focus, and worst of all, falling asleep behind the wheel.

It is important, however, to determine whether or not the driver in question was fatigued. Establishing fault and liability early on can greatly increase your chances of having a successful claim. Our attorneys will take on the task of proving that the driver's tiredness contributed to the accident.

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We have helped many victims firsthand in these situations. Because we have two nurses on staff, we understand the medical practice and the costs of the recovery process. This has helped us build a solid reputation as a professional and compassionate team.

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