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How to Prevent Driver Fatigue
Driving can be a very tiring and draining activity, especially for those taking long road trips and for professional drivers who operate taxis, commercial trucks, and other vehicles on a daily basis. It isn’t abnormal for these types of drivers to experience driver fatigue, putting them at risk of falling asleep behind the wheel and potentially causing a serious accident. Statistics report close to 10,000 car accidents every year caused by driver fatigue. These accidents can cause potentially serious injuries that may not only prevent you from going to work, but can also cause life-altering disabilities.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident because of a fatigued driver, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact the Cedar Rapids car accident attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424 to speak with an experienced legal professional and get started on your case.
Battling Driver Fatigue
You can take action to prevent falling asleep at the wheel by following these simple tips:
- If you begin feeling tired, pull off the road and rest
- Do not depend on large amounts of caffeine to keep you awake
- Try to avoid eating large meals
- Get an appropriate amount of sleep the night before a road trip
Following these tips can help prevent a serious accident. Unfortunately, there is little you can do about other fatigued drivers on the road.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by someone else, you need a qualified legal representative on your side to help you fight for the financial compensation you deserve. Contact the Cedar Rapids car accident attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today at (319) 294-4424 to learn more about your rights and options under the law.