Your Hometown Lawyers

Signs and effects of driver fatigue

On Behalf of | Jan 11, 2023 | Injuries |

While most drivers may be aware of the dangers of operating a vehicle while drowsy or fatigued, it might not always be easy to tell how similar issues can affect driving capabilities. Similar issues can affect drivers of virtually any age and bouts with fatigue could set in at any moment. As drowsy driving remains a contributing factor in many car accidents, knowing how to spot the signs of fatigue may be essential to helping drivers in Georgia prepare to safeguard their well-being. 

Possible signs 

There may be a variety of signs that might point to the presence of fatigue while driving. For instance, those who succumb to fatigue may be prone to experiencing issues with heavy or tired eyes, or they may be more susceptible to daydreaming while behind the wheel. Constant yawning and issues with lack of concentration could also be possible signs of drowsiness and fatigue. 

Drivers who struggle with fatigue may exhibit various types of challenges, such as lower response times and trouble maintaining proper lane control. Drowsy drivers may also struggle with dim or blurry vision and similar issues could take a dire toll on one’s ability to drive safely. Those who succumb to fatigue may also be prone to missing turns and making abrupt maneuvers in response, which can be hazardous at times. 

Drowsy driving accidents 

Drowsy driving continues to play a role in many car accidents and even those who take steps to stave off fatigue may be at risk should they encounter others who fail to do the same. Individuals in Georgia who suffer serious or life-changing injuries due to the actions of a drowsy driver may face an understandable desire for answers or even justice, and they could consider speaking with an attorney for advice on their available options for legal recourse. An attorney can help a client understand his or her available options and assist in preparing to pursue the full among of compensation entitled through a personal injury claim. 

Archives