Fatigued Drivers Present Dangers Not Only to Other Cars on the Road but Also Passengers in the Same Vehicle

Posted on September 15, 2022

This week, a passenger of a vehicle was killed when the driver of the vehicle fell asleep at the wheel and overcorrected causing the vehicle to roll multiple times. The single vehicle crash occurred in Martin County, Texas in between Andrews and Big Spring Texas.

Fatigued drivers represent a dangerous risk to all vehicles on the road, but also to any passengers of that car or vehicle. In the areas of the Permian Basin and Delaware Basin of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, injury or fatalities caused by fatigued or sleeping drivers is usually associated with long haul trucking vehicles such as frac trucks, tractor-trailers, or 18 wheelers. However, the dangers of fatigued drivers can also happen with regular everyday vehicles on the road.

If you were injured or know someone who was killed by the actions of a fatigued or sleeping driver, you may have a claim for personal injury or survivorship damages even if you were a passenger in the vehicle of the fatigued driver. Contact Stout & Stout Lawyers today for a free consultation to discuss your potential personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit or a potential uninsured or underinsured motorists (UM/UIM) insurance coverage claim. Help provide money for medical expenses, lost income from your job, or pain and suffering damages by contacting a law firm with over 70 years of experience helping victims in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico – Contact Stout & Stout today.

(Source – News West 9)