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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.

Request a free consultation when you call (855) 757-4204. You may also contact us online through our free case evaluation form. 

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:

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.

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*Featured Case Results, Settlements, & Trial Wins From Our Attorneys
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    Our client had a brick fly off of a utility trailer and go through their windshield and hit her on the face.

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    Personal injury litigation settlement for a client who was involved in a head-on collision with a commercial tractor-trailer.

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    Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a meat truck.

  • $1.2 Million Pedestrian Accident

    A settlement against a trucking company who struck pedestrian leading to amputation.

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    A trucking company's driver crashed an 18-wheeler into the side of our client’s car as she attempted to make a left turn.

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