How Can I Prove a Driver Was Fatigued After An Accident?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates1 that in excess of 100,000 accidents are caused by fatigued drivers each year. Like all motor vehicle accidents, those caused by an overly fatigued driver can cause extremely serious injuries and significant damage to property. Under Georgia tort law,2 people who are injured in car accidents caused by negligence can often recover for their injuries by filing a legal claim against the party that was at fault for the accident. As a result, in many cases, an experienced lawyer can help people who have been injured by a fatigued driver recover significant compensation for their injuries and other losses. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call Boling Rice, LLC today at (770) 887-3162.
What are the most common signs of driver fatigue?
Many drivers who have negligently caused an accident may be hesitant to admit fault. As a result, in some cases, it may be necessary for a victim to gather evidence that tends to show that the other driver was negligent. Because of the complicated legal rules that apply to personal injury claims, it is highly advisable for anyone trying to establish negligence to do so with the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some of the more common signs of driver negligence include the following:
- Drifting from lane to lane
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Veering off the road
- Running through stop signs or traffic lights
- Inconsistent speed
- Failing to use turn signals
Accidents caused by fatigue can cause serious injuries
The injuries that drivers and passengers can sustain in motor vehicle accidents caused by overly tired drivers include broken bones, burns, bruises, whiplash, and concussions. In some cases, these injuries may require intensive medical care and keep victims from working for an extended period of time. These and other losses that are often associated with car accident injuries can often be recovered by filing a Georgia personal injury claim.
Call a Cumming, Georgia car accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation
Anyone who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Call Boling Rice, LLC today to schedule a free consultation with a Cumming, Georgia personal injury lawyer.