Iowa Drowsy Driving Attorney
Night time bus shifts can be grueling work. Straining to see the road clearly through the dark requires a great deal of concentration and attention. Driving a bus at night can be especially taxing if the driver is nearing the end of a long shift. But inattentive and drowsy bus drivers can put themselves, their passengers, and others around them at serious risk of injury, if they are not properly rested. Drowsy driving, no matter the cause, constitutes an unsafe and negligent behavior that can be highly injurious to both people and property.
Drowsy drivers injure thousands of people each year and endanger thousands more. If you or someone you love has been injured because of the negligence of a drowsy driver, you have a right to be compensated. Contact the Iowa drowsy driver attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.
Indicators of a Drowsy Driving Accident
Driving any vehicle at night, especially a bus, requires heightened focus to avoid drowsiness. But drowsy driving can contribute to accidents, even during the day. There are common characteristics that often mark a drowsy driving accident, including:
- A single vehicle leaving the roadway might indicate drowsy driving.
- A driver does not attempt to avoid the accident.
- The accident takes place on a high-speed road.
- The driver was alone or passengers were also sleeping.
Drowsy driving accidents are reported to occur more often on high-speed roads because a greater deal of long-distance driving is done on these roads. Because of this and other contributing factors, drowsy driving accidents have been shown to be nearly three times more likely to be fatal than other non-alcohol related accidents.
Bus drivers, who often drive long distances and for long periods of time must be especially diligent remaining alert while they are on-duty. The consequences of a drowsy bus driver accident can threaten the safety of a significant number of people at once.
If you believe that drowsy driving contributed to your bus accident injury, you may be deserving of compensation. Please contact the Iowa drowsy driver attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today by calling 877-327-2600.