West Palm Beach Driver Fatigue Car Accidents Attorney
Nowadays on roadways, driver fatigue is something that is quite common. Driver fatigue is unfortunately one of the leading causes of accidents on the road. If a driver gets behind the wheel when he or she is sleep-deprived or simply too tired, that is known as driver fatigue. Falling asleep at the wheel has become a major problem. Many drivers feel the need to work very long hours, and this can cause them to drive tired. If a driver is overtired and causes a wreck as a result, then the driver will be liable for your injuries caused.
While falling asleep at the wheel is extremely dangerous for drivers, passengers and other people on the road, simply being tired or sleepy can also affect a person’s ability to drive safely. Victims of these types of accidents often sustain severe injuries. An experienced attorney can help you pursue a personal injury case against the overtired driver.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a driver fatigue car collision happening anywhere in the State of Florida (including Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fort Lauderdale, and Broward County), you might be able to pursue a successful case. For that, call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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Moreover, you might have a case against the owner of the vehicle if the vehicle being operated by the over-tired driver was actually 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 a legal term which indicates that the owner of a vehicle will usually be responsible for any accidents caused by their vehicles (even if it was not the owner him or herself that was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash). This is because a vehicle is considered to be a “dangerous instrumentality” capable of causing serious injuries. Since this is the case, the law normally holds a vehicle owner liable for lending his or her vehicle to someone who carelessly causes injuries to someone else. In other words, the owner of a vehicle will be liable if the other person drives the vehicle carelessly and causes a crash/injuries as a result. For example, if the owner of the vehicle failed to do a thorough background check and rented a vehicle to a fugitive or someone with no driver’s license, then the owner will be responsible if an accident happens.
Also, if you were a passenger in a vehicle which crashed because of an overtired driver, then you may be able to pursue a case against the overtired driver him or herself. In this situation, the BI insurance of the other driver will cover you for your injuries. In some scenarios, you might also be able to pursue compensation from your own uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. A UM policy provides insurance coverage to the policyholder for damages caused by the carelessness of a driver of a vehicle that does not have insurance (or does not have enough insurance). If you hire Mr. Quackenbush to represent you in your case, he will figure out which insurance policies might be able to provide you the compensation you deserve.This Palm Beach County Overtired Driver Car Crash/Wreck Law Firm Fights Hard on Behalf of Clients
Truckers commonly drive for long distances at a time. So statistically, truck drivers tend to be involved in driver-fatigue wrecks more often than other drivers. In order to attempt to combat this, trucking companies usually 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.
If you have been the victim of a truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel, it will be vitally important to get the driver’s logs of the truck driver. You might be able to pursue a case against the truck driver him or herself if it can be proven that the trucker was driving too far or too long before getting rest/sleep.Call this South Florida Driver Fatigue Vehicle Collision Attorney/Lawyer at 954-448-7288
If you have been injured in a driver fatigue vehicle collision happening anyplace in Palm Beach County (including Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach and Wellington), hire Mr. Quackenbush and get the help you need to return to a normal life. You can reach Mr. Quackenbush by calling 954-448-7288 for a free, no-obligation consultation. He will work on a contingency basis - which means that there will be no charge to you until you’ve made a recovery in your case.