North Carolina Fatigued Driving Accident Attorneys
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Everyone makes mistakes, but some mistakes are inexcusable. Drivers who are fatigued endanger the lives of everyone on the road. At Lanier Law Group, we are committed to fighting on behalf of anyone who suffers harm at the hands of a fatigued driver in North Carolina.
We recognize how frustrating it can be to know your auto accident was caused by someone who chose to drive while fatigued. Let us assess your case and help you file a claim for compensation. Come to one of our offices located throughout the state and speak with a knowledgeable injury lawyer today.
How to Spot a Fatigued Driver
Tired drivers are capable of causing serious accidents. This is especially true in the all-too-common occurrence of fatigued truck drivers. Having assisted many victims of such collisions, we at Lanier Law Group know that these types of accidents are capable of resulting in catastrophic injuries and even death.
While some accidents are unavoidable, it can be helpful to know the signs of a fatigued driver so that you can keep your distance and hopefully prevent yourself from being involved in an accident. In many ways, the signs of a fatigued driver are very similar to those of a distracted or drunk driver.
Below are some tips on how to spot and avoid fatigued drivers:
- Swerving or “drifting:” Does the driver in front of you suddenly swerve even though the road conditions seem fine? Is he or she drifting across lanes? If so, he or she may be falling asleep at the wheel. Avoid the driver and contact your local law enforcement agency.
- Driving too slowly: Drivers who are about to nod off often begin creeping along far below the designated speed limit. If you notice someone who is driving much slower than the speed limit, this could indicate that he or she is falling asleep at the wheel.
- Running red lights: One reason fatigued drivers are so dangerous is that they are not alert. These reckless individuals often blow through red lights, stop signs, and yield signs. If you see someone doing this, contact local police as soon as possible.
- Hitting objects on or near the roadway: A fatigued driver is less likely to notice objects, such as traffic cones or signs, along or in the road. They will often hit or run over these objects, alerting you to the fact that they are nodding off.
Were you or someone you love injured in a car accident? Do you suspect that the other driver was asleep or fatigued? If so, with the help of our experienced team, you may be able to obtain fair compensation for your injuries.
Common Injuries in Fatigued Driving Accidents
Because fatigued drivers or those who are asleep at the wheel often fail to brake before a collision, fatigued driving accidents frequently result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities.
Some of the most common injuries resulting from fatigued driving accidents include:
- Brain injuries
- Severe burns
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Head, back, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Broken bones
- Hemorrhaging/internal bleeding
The lifetime cost of these injuries can be immense. Not only will you need to pay for adequate and timely medical care, but you may also require ongoing treatment, either temporarily or for the rest of your life. On top of this, you may be unable to return to work at full capacity or at all, making paying your medical bills even more difficult. And, of course, this does not even include the severe physical and emotional challenges you will likely face as a result of the accident.
At Lanier Law Group, we are committed to helping our clients recover compensation for all of their damages, whether they are financial, physical, or emotional in nature. Our North Carolina fatigued driving accident attorneys are prepared to fight aggressively for you and your fair recovery.
No Fees Unless We Recover Compensation for You
With multiple office locations across North Carolina, as well as a large team of experienced attorneys and dedicated staff, we are well-prepared to represent your best interests. While we strive to achieve swift, favorable settlements for our clients, we are not afraid to take a case to trial whenever necessary.
Lanier Law Group offers contingency fees, meaning there are no upfront costs for you and we only collect attorney fees if and when we successfully secure compensation for you. If in the unlikely event we are not successful in your case, you owe us nothing.
Contact us at (855) 757-4204 for a free consultation about your distracted driving injury claim. We can come to you if needed.