Factors that lead to drowsy driving

On Behalf of | Jun 10, 2020 | Firm News |

When it comes to drowsiness behind the wheel, there are a variety of reasons why people become tired or doze off on the road. In this post, we will examine some other risk factors that extend beyond losing sleep. Unfortunately, many fatalities occur as a result of drowsy driving and a lot of innocent lives are upended due to serious injuries.

If a drowsy driver struck you or a loved one, it is crucial to stand up for your legal rights.

Sleep problems, job strain and medication

Whether someone loses sleep on a regular basis due to a sleep disorder, chronic stress or for some other reason, long-term sleep issues are very concerning when it comes to drowsy driving. Moreover, even losing sleep for one night or for a short-term period can lead to fatigue and drowsiness on the road. That said, many other factors lead to drowsy driving as well, such as demanding jobs. For example, those who work for a very long period of time or become fatigued as a result of excessively demanding work are more likely to become drowsy on the road. Furthermore, certain medications make people become drowsy as well.

Taking action

If a drowsy driver shattered your life by causing a car accident, you need to look into steps that you can take to hold them responsible for their actions. Some victims are able to secure benefits by filing a lawsuit but taking the right approach is crucial (especially since it is not always easy to prove that a driver was drowsy at the time of the crash). Our blog goes over many other topics on car crashes as well.