Miami Driver Fatigue Car Accidents Attorney
Fatigue while driving is one of the most common problem on the roads and can cause serious accidents. These crashes take place when a driver has been driving for too long and becomes tired or when a driver has not had enough rest/sleep and tries to drive. Fatigue impairs people's abilities to respond quickly to the environment around them, making it challenging to react to changing road conditions. It is the responsibility of all drivers to be familiar with their limits and to stop and rest if they are too tired to drive carefully.
You might be able to pursue a personal injury case against the other driver if your vehicle was hit by a vehicle being driven by an overtired driver. This is true since every driver of a vehicle is responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle. As such, the driver who hurt you will be liable for your injuries caused if he or she is overtired and causes an accident as a result.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a driver fatigue car accident occurring anywhere in the State of Florida (including West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach County, or Broward County), call Mr. Quackenbush for a free, no-obligation consultation any time at 954-448-7288. Mr. Quackenbush has many years of experience in handling all types of driver fatigue accident cases in Florida. If Mr. Quackenbush accepts your case, you will pay nothing until you receive your settlement check.Vital Advice Provided by this Miami Driver Fatigue Car Accident Lawyer
Moreover, you might be able to pursue a case against the owner of the vehicle if the vehicle being operated by the over-tired driver was owned by someone else. This is because it is said that the owner of the vehicle will be “vicariously liable” for the carelessness of the driver. Vicarious liability is an official term which indicates that the owner of a vehicle will typically be liable for any accidents caused by their vehicle. This is because the vehicle is considered to be an unsafe instrumentality capable of causing severe injuries.
As such, an owner of a motor vehicle should be careful about who he or she lends his or her vehicle to. After all, when the owner of a vehicle lends the vehicle to another person, the owner is responsible for that other person’s actions.
Additionally, you might be able to pursue a case against the overtired driver him or herself if you were a passenger in a vehicle which crashed due to an overtired driver. You can potentially recover compensation for your injuries from the other driver’s bodily injury (BI) insurance coverage. The BI insurance of another vehicle driver may cover you for your injuries.
In some cases, you might also be able to pursue your own “Uninsured Motorist” (“UM”) coverage for compensation. Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage provides insurance coverage to the policyholder for damages caused by the carelessness of a driver of a vehicle who does not have insurance. “Underinsured Motorist Coverage” (UIM) provides insurance coverage should the negligent driver’s insurance coverage be inadequate to pay for all of the harm they cause.This Miami-Dade County Overtired Driver Car Crash/Wreck Law Firm Works Hard for Injured Clients
Statistically, truck drivers are most likely to be involved in driver-fatigue accidents. This is because truckers often drive for long distances at a time. In order to attempt to combat this, trucking companies usually mandate that their drivers keep “logs” documenting how long they have been driving and how much sleep they have been getting. Truck drivers are normally only permitted to drive for certain distances/times before getting sleep. However, this does not always take place. Truck drivers might drive for longer than they are allowed. When this happens, they might cause driver-fatigue accidents.
It will be important to obtain the driver’s logs of the truck driver if you have been the victim of a truck driver who fell asleep while driving. You might be able to pursue a case against the truck driver him or herself if it can be proven that the truck driver was driving too far or too long before getting rest/sleep. Additionally, you might be able to pursue a case against the trucking company that owned the truck since it was the owner of the truck and didn’t properly supervise or monitor the driver’s logs of the truck driver.Call this South Florida Driver Fatigue Vehicle Collision Attorney/Lawyer Today at 954-448-7288
If you have suffered serious injuries in a driver fatigue collision happening anyplace in Miami-Dade County (including Aventura, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, Florida City, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, and Sunny Isles Beach), Mr. Quackenbush can help. He has the experience, resources, and compassion to make sure that you will obtain the best representation when you need it the most. He will only get paid once you have made a recovery in your case. Contact Mr. Quackenbush today at 954-448-7288, for a free, no-obligation consultation.