Injured in a Fatigued Driver Accident?
Call Our Oklahoma City Car Accident Lawyers for Help!
When another driver operates their vehicle recklessly or negligently, they are increasing the likelihood of a car accident. This is especially true of fatigued driving. A tired driver has the choice to pull over and rest. Anyone who gets behind the wheel or stays behind the wheel when they are too tired, such as the driver of a commercial vehicle or semi-truck, must know they are at risk of causing an accident.
The Law Offices of Dan Davis can help you fight for maximum compensation. Call our Oklahoma City car accident attorneys today at (405) 531-9983 for a free consultation.
Types of Accidents Caused by Fatigued Drivers
Fatigued driver accidents often occur among truck drivers who operate 18-wheeler vehicles. This is because many truck drivers spend long hours on the road. Surveys by insurance companies, however, indicate that as many as 40% of non-commercial drivers admit to driving while drowsy at least once within the past 12 months.
A rear-end accident may occur when a fatigued driver fails to observe traffic slowing or stopped on the road ahead. A fatigued driver may cause a head-on collision if the tired driver veers into oncoming traffic along a non-divided road.
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that individuals aged 30 and younger account for 2/3 of tired driving accidents, although they represent only a quarter of all drivers. If you suspect a fatigued driver is at fault for your accident, call our Oklahoma City car accident attorneys for help.