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Truck Driver Fatigue Accidents in Orange County

Truck Accidents Caused by Tired Drivers

Due to the large size, the complexities and the extenuating factors that often come into play, truck driving can be one of the most difficult vehicle s to drive - and that is for a driver who is properly trained and fully alert. Truck accidents involving tired drivers are not a new phenomenon and are not likely to go away anytime soon.

Truck drivers are unique in that they are not a regularly salaried position. Rather, these drivers usually make money by hitting stringent deadlines and by driving the most miles possible. When trying to make a living and trying to turn a profit, these drivers will push themselves beyond their natural limits - supplementing their natural energy levels by using caffeinated drinks and pills. The problem? These are artificial and while they may cause a short-term spike in energy levels, they are not a substitute for the organic bodily need of sleep. The body will eventually experience a crash.

Injured by a tired driver? Contact our Orange County injury attorney today!

How does fatigue affect a person's driving ability?

It is no surprise to people that a tired driver does not operate a vehicle as well as a driver that is fully awake. Some, however, might wonder as to why this is. The truth is that drivers who are fatigued simply do not have the cognitive ability to handle the rigors of the road. This can result in a driver that nods off, daydreams or has a sluggish reaction time.

Some of the common symptoms of a tired driver include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Consistent yawning;
  • Heavy eyes;
  • Daydreaming;
  • Erratic speed changes;
  • Driving between lanes;
  • Aggression and impatience; and
  • Stiff and sore muscles

Pursue Full Compensation for Your Losses

The bottom line? A driver that does not have the proper amount of sleep is a hazard to not only themselves, but to every other driver with whom they share the road. It is for this reason that we at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. remain fully dedicated to ensuring that our clients have the experienced representation that they fully deserve.

Should you choose to work with an Orange County personal injury lawyer from our legal team, you will be able to be confident knowing that you will have an advocate on your side that is prepared to go the distance for you.

Don't wait! Contact our firm today at (888) 480-3883 to schedule your initial case consultation.

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