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Drowsy driving and graveyard shifts

| Dec 15, 2017 | Car accidents

Drivers become tired for numerous reasons, such as sleep loss or taking a certain medication. Sometimes, this drowsiness is short-term, such as a driver being tired due to missing sleep one night, while others may suffer from chronic sleep deprivation or challenges that leave them tired on a daily basis. Moreover, work can make people tired, especially for those who work an excessive amount of overtime or are required to work throughout the night.

If you work graveyard shifts, you might feel particularly tired either before or after work, especially if you recently started a job or are not as accustomed to working these hours. Moreover, drowsy driving brought on by working night shifts and other factors could be a concern even if you do not work during these hours. For example, if you are driving in the early morning, someone who just finished work could be tired and might increase the chances of a motor vehicle collision.

If you were hurt in an accident that was the result of drowsy driving, or any other cause (an intoxicated driver, ice that covered the roads, etc.), it is critical to do what you can to recover. Not only might your recovery be physical, but it could also be financial (hospital bills, lost wages) or emotional (depression, anger, etc.).

Our law office is fully aware of the challenges that may be brought on by a collision and we firmly believe that the victims of these events deserve justice. Head to our car accidents page for more traffic accident information.

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