Fatigued and Asleep at the Wheel Accidents in Jacksonville
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Fatigued driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the greater Jacksonville area. It could result from working late or off-shifts, long-distance trips or simply not getting an adequate amount of sleep. Fatigued driving is just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, resulting in numerous injuries and fatalities yearly.
Fatigue can manifest in many ways:
- Slowed reaction time and impaired judgment: Fatigued drivers may lose their ability to react to obstacles in the road, slow down, stop, or swerve to avoid an accident.
- Loss of coordination: Tired driving can often inhibit a motorist’s ability to perform standard functions such as steering and coordinating the gas pedal and brakes.
- Impaired memory: Even a split second of nodding off can affect a driver’s short-term memory. In turn, a fatigued driver may lose sight of the task at hand, which is driving safely.
That’s why in the event of an accident caused by a fatigued driver, you need the help of an experienced auto accident attorney. Pajcic & Pajcic has decades of experience handling fatigued and asleep at the wheel accidents in Jacksonville, and we have the results to prove it, including a $1.4 million recovery from a trucker who fell asleep at the wheel. Contact us today and find out how we can help you.