Drowsy Driving Accident in Utah
In the United States we are fortunate to have government provided highways that make travel and vacation by car possible. Yet with these roads comes the danger of people taking long trips over the course of many days. Often travelers attempt to drive at odd hours and over long periods of time in order to maximize their vacation time at their destination. Unfortunately this means that many of the drivers in these situations are sleepy and drowsy making their reflexes slower. People in these situations often do not understand that driving when fatigued and drowsy is just as bad as driving while intoxicated. Fatigued driving is both negligent and reckless and can lead to serious car accidents. Drowsy and fatigued drivers become dangers to themselves and others who are traveling with them and near them. If you have been involved in a drowsy driving accident, call us to find out how we can help.
Be Safe When Traveling
When you travel while driving, or even just attempting to drive when you are overly tired or fatigued stop and pull over to rest at the first sign of sleep. Often people will continue to drive to get that much closer to their destination rather then stop. This is especially dangerous at the high speed travel on the highways as a sleeping driver will not react and hit objects at full speed usually causing severe injuries to all in the car. Do not rely upon music, or water or another stimulant when attempting to drive when fatigued. Often these can give a sense of awareness while still leaving vision and reflexes impaired. If possible rotate driving and sleeping with others if night and odd hour travel can not be avoided.
Accidents Caused by Fatigued Drivers
Often the real victims are those driving their car safely who are hit by a fatigued driver. If you or someone you care for has experienced this contact the experienced Utah personal injury attorneys at Salcido Law Firm for a free consultation concerning your accident. Victims of an accident caused by a reckless fatigued driver have a right to recover for their injuries, and the we can represent you to ensure that happens.
For a free consultation about your accident and injuries, contact our law firm at 801.413.1753 or email us.