Jersey Shore Personal Injury and Employment Specialists

Job-related fatigue and erratic driving

On Behalf of | Jul 9, 2020 | Car Accidents |

There are many reasons why people are struck by erratic drivers, whether someone is going too fast, ignoring traffic signs or failing to switch lanes correctly. While people behave erratically for various reasons, such as intoxication and inexperience, in this post we will examine the link between work-related fatigue and poor driving. 

Unfortunately, many lives are lost in accidents that are caused by drivers who are drowsy after a long day at work or as a result of poor sleep. However, this is no excuse for erratic driving that endangers the lives of others. 

Sources of fatigue 

There are a lot of different risk factors when it comes to drowsy driving, but one’s job is often a primary source of fatigue. Some people do not get enough sleep due to their schedule, whether they have to wake up early, adjust to a new shift or simply cannot sleep well due to stress. Moreover, some people work very long hours or have physically and mentally demanding positions that leave them drained at the end of the day. All of these hurdles increase the odds of drowsy driving. 

Addressing a drowsy driving crash 

If you were hit by a drowsy driver, you need to examine your options in the wake of the wreck. For example, look into legal strategies that help many victims recover financially, such as filing a lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash. Moreover, focus on your physical well-being and try to prepare for the next steps you will take. Read more about these issues in our accidents section.