Driver Fatigue

Driver fatigue results in thousands of auto accidents per year, many of which involve fatigued professional truck-drivers while many others involve regular citizens who are simply too tired to responsibly operate a vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to the negligence of a fatigued driver, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses.

Fatigue increases the risk of an auto accident in a number of ways: it reduces the driver’s attentiveness, impairs reaction-times, and affects judgment and the processing of information, to name a few, and there is also the risk of actually falling asleep at the wheel, which can have serious and even fatal consequences. Here are some common circumstances in accidents which result from driver-fatigue:

  • The accident occurred when a single vehicle left the road;
  • The road had a high speed-limit;
  • The accident occurred in the late night or early morning;
  • The driver was alone;
  • The driver made no attempt to avoid the accident;
  • The driver was with relatives or close friends.

Some of the more at-risk demographics for driver-fatigue accidents include: young people ages 16 to 29; shift-workers who work long, irregular hours, especially at night; people who take sedative medications; people who have undiagnosed or untreated sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy; and professional truck drivers who do not get sufficient amounts of rest between drives, especially long-distance drives.

As we know, seven to nine hours of sleep per night are recommended, and less than four can potentially hinder one’s attentiveness when behind the wheel the next day. Driver-fatigue has a wide range of causes, from acute sleep loss to lifestyle choices, personal demands, and job-related sleep-restriction. In any case, drivers are responsible for getting sufficient rest so they are fully capable of operating a vehicle on the road, and they must be held legally liable when their negligence directly results in an auto accident and injuries.

We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another driver’s fatigue, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.