Iowa Drowsy Driving Attorneys
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that driving while fatigued results in about 100,000 accidents each year. Statistically, this makes drowsy driving almost as dangerous as drunk driving. Additionally, when the drowsy driver is in charge of a bus full of people, driving while tired can quickly turn into a catastrophic, deadly accident.
It is easy to recognize the signs of fatigue, and a bus driver should have the training necessary to note these indications in him or herself. However, bus drivers do not always go off-duty when they should. If you have been involved in a bus accident caused by a fatigued bus driver, you may be eligible for financial compensation for your pain and suffering. To discuss your case, contact an experienced Iowa drowsy driving lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600.
Signs of Driving While Fatigued
If you are a passenger on a bus or a nearby driver, you can help to watch for signs of drowsy driving. As a passenger, you can ask the bus driver if he or she needs to pull over and call for another driver. If you are driving nearby, you may have to call the police to come stop the drowsy bus driver. Signs of driving while fatigued include:
- Frequent yawning
- Blinking more often than usual
- Swaying or dropping head
- Missed traffic signals
Driving while tired can cause a bus driver to fall asleep and lose control of the vehicle, putting everyone onboard in harm’s way. It is therefore important to report a drowsy driver as soon as possible to protect passengers and others.
If you have been hurt due to a tired bus driver’s negligent operation of a vehicle, you might benefit from a civil lawsuit seeking financial recompense to help you with medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Contact a compassionate yet tenacious Iowa drowsy driving attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today to learn more about your legal options.