Starkville Driver Fatigue Car Accidents
Being alert when driving a motor vehicle is paramount to the safety of the driver and other motorists, passengers, and pedestrians. All it takes is a moment of succumbing to fatigue while driving – e.g., shutting one’s eyes for a second or two – for someone to cause a horrific accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a driver fatigue car accident caused by another motorist in Starkville, the Starkville car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to help you recover damages for your injuries and losses stemming from the collision. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that has served the South for more than 25 years. With over 30 skilled attorneys and more than 120 dedicated staff members, our firm can provide you with the resources necessary to recovering damages on your behalf and the one-on-one attention you deserve. Let us show you the NST way today.Dangers of Drowsy Driving
Most people do not realize just how dangerous it can be to drive while tired. Those who are most susceptible to fatigue are people who do not get enough sleep, work long shifts, work odd hours, take medication with drowsiness as a side effect, and drive long distances (commercial truck drivers). Signs you may be driving while too tired include nodding off, head bobbing, drifting out of your lane, and frequent yawning.
In 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatigued driving caused the following:
- 72,000 motor vehicle accidents
- 44,000 injuries
- 800 deaths
Let us say, for example, that you were driving on MS-25 near the USDA Rural Development building, which is located at 510 MS-25, Starkville, Mississippi 39759, and headed for the US Social Security Administration office at 1089C Stark Road, Starkville, Mississippi 39759. The driver in the lane adjacent to yours is clearly tired and nodding off. Within moments, the other driver fails to maintain their lane and veers into yours, resulting in their vehicle colliding with yours and running you off the road. The accident damages your vehicle badly and leaves you with lacerations, broken bones, and other excruciating injuries.
In order to recover compensation from the other driver for your injuries and losses, you will likely have to establish the other driver’s negligence by proving that your injuries were caused by the defendant breaching a duty of reasonable care that he or she owed you. Photographing your injuries and the scene of the accident is a great first step in validating your claim, and you should continue that trend by hiring a knowledgeable attorney to help you substantiate your claim and inform you of the best ways to do so.
After sustaining injuries due to an accident that occurred in Starkville, you should have your injuries looked at by a medical professional at a nearby medical facility. Having a medical professional tend to your injuries not only is beneficial to your health, but it is also a good way of proving your claim since your injuries affect the types of damages to which you may be entitled. In your car accident case, you may be able to recover the costs of medical treatment such as emergency room care, primary care physician visits, orthopedic treatment, surgery, and prescriptions. Our attorneys can assist Starkville victims in gathering the proof needed to document their losses.Consult a Knowledgeable Car Crash Lawyer About Your Case
When a drowsy driver gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she is putting countless lives at risk. Driver fatigue car accidents can result in severe injuries being sustained by victims – injuries that could potentially be with them for the rest of their lives. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we fight for people injured in Starkville, Jackson, Tupelo, Oxford, Grenada, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation with an auto accident attorney. After speaking with us, you will know why NST is the way to go.