When you’re in a car accident, causation is one of the most crucial factors in proving liability. However, not everyone knows what to look for to prove someone else was negligent. One form of negligence that can be difficult to prove is fatigue. Because our team knows how challenging this can be, we want to explain some of the signs that may help you prove someone was driving tired.
Tire marks can indicate any signs of negligence prior to the accident. For instance, if the tire marks show swerving, it could indicate that the driver was tired. If there are no tire marks, it may indicate that the driver didn’t take action to try before the accident occurred.
Time of the Accident
If the crash occurs in the later hours, you want to document the time. Many of the crashes that occur involving drowsy drivers happen after late-night shifts or long travels. Most drowsy driving accidents occur between midnight and 6:00 A.M., so pay close attention to the time.
If any witnesses saw the accident as it occurred, you may request that they provide you with a statement. A witness can confirm if the driver who caused the crash was reckless leading up to the collision.
How the Driver Acts
The driver’s actions after the crash can also indicate some negligence, which is why it’s vital to contact local authorities after the crash. A law enforcement officer can determine if the driver was fatigued by how they were acting at the accident scene. Document the things they do, how well coordinated they are, and if they exhibit signs of drowsiness.
At Lowe Law Group, our car accident lawyers care about you and your rights. Trust that we go above and beyond to safeguard you from insurance adjusters who try to bully you. Let us work on your behalf to seek the most favorable outcome on your behalf.