Fort Lauderdale Driver Fatigue Car Accident Attorney
Driver fatigue is something that is fairly common on today’s roadways. Driver fatigue occurs either when a driver has not had enough rest/sleep and attempts to drive, or when a driver has simply been driving for too long and becomes tired as a result. In either case, an overtired driver can easily cause an accident, either by falling asleep at the wheel or by not reacting quickly enough to events on the roadway.
If your vehicle was hit by a vehicle being driven by an overtired driver, then you may be able to pursue a personal injury case against the overtired driver. This is because every driver of a vehicle is responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle. If a driver is overtired and causes an accident as a result, then the driver will be responsible for your injuries caused.
For a free, no obligation consultation, call this Fort Lauderdale Driver Fatigue Car Accident Law Firm today at 786-294-7711 if you’ve been injured in a driver fatigue car collision occurring anyplace in the State of Florida (including Miami, Miami-Dade County, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County).
If you hire Mr. Quackenbush to work on your case, he will work on contingency. This means that Mr. Quackenbush won’t get a paid a dime until you’ve received compensation in your case. So, there is no risk to you.Crucial Advice Provided by This Fort Lauderdale Driver Fatigue Car Crash Lawyer
Additionally, if the vehicle being operated by the over-tired driver was owned by somebody else, then you may be able to pursue a case against the owner of the vehicle. This is because it is said that the owner of the vehicle will be “vicariously liable” for the negligence of the driver. This is true because motor vehicles are said to be “dangerous instrumentalities.” That is, motor vehicles are, by their very nature, dangerous. When operated negligently, they can easily cause injuries. As such, an owner of a motor vehicle needs to be careful about who he or she lends his or her vehicle to (and not lend it to an irresponsible driver). In other words, when the owner of a vehicle lends the vehicle to another person, the owner is responsible for that other person’s actions. If the other person drives the vehicle negligently and causes a crash/injuries as a result, then the owner will be responsible for that wreck/those injuries.
Additionally, if you were a passenger in a vehicle which crashed due to an overtired driver, then you may be able to pursue a case against the overtired driver him or herself. In this situation, you may be able to pursue the “Bodily Injury” (“BI”) policy of the overtired driver for compensation. In certain scenarios, you may also be able to pursue your own “Uninsured Motorist” (“UM”) coverage for compensation. Contact Mr. Quackenbush to determine which insurance policies may be able to provide you compensation for your injuries.This South Florida Overtired Driver Car Wreck Law Firm
Statistically, truck drivers tend to be involved in driver-fatigue accidents more often than other drivers. This is because truckers frequently drive for long distances at a time. In order to try to combat this, trucking companies typically require drivers to keep “logs” documenting how long they have been driving and how much sleep they have been getting. Truck drivers are typically only allowed to drive for certain distances/times before getting sleep (i.e., going off of the clock).
Nevertheless, this doesn’t always happen. Truck drivers may drive for longer than they are allowed. When this happens, they may cause driver-fatigue wrecks (for example, by falling asleep at the wheel).
If you’ve been the victim of a truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel, it will be critically important to obtain the driver’s logs of the truck driver. If it can be proven that the trucker was driving too far or too long before getting rest/sleep, then you may be able to pursue a case against the truck driver him or herself. Additionally, you may be able to pursue a case against the trucking company that owned the truck since it 1) was the owner of the truck and 2) didn’t properly supervise or monitor the driver’s logs of the truck driver.Call This Broward County Driver Fatigue Vehicle Collision Attorney at 786-294-7711
Mr. Quackenbush doesn’t get paid anything until he assists his clients to receive compensation in their cases. This is referred to as contingency. It means that there is no risk to you.
Call Mr. Quackenbush if you’ve been hurt in a driver fatigue car accident occurring anywhere in the State of Florida. Mr. Quackenbush will be glad to give you a free, no obligation consultation and talk about your case as long as you’d like.