Someone walking alongside the road may be more likely to find themselves involved in a traffic accident for various reasons, whether they are walking during a time when there is an increase in the number of drunk drivers on the road or they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol themselves. However, some pedestrians find themselves in accidents because of extreme fatigue, which can be very debilitating. Pedestrians become tired for a lot of different reasons and it may be smart to avoid walking altogether while one is very tired.
Some pedestrians are tired after walking home from a long day at work, while others are struggling with fatigue because they had to wake up early in the morning, are adjusting to working a new shift or were unable to sleep well the night before due to stress. Moreover, sleep disorders and even certain activities (such as mountain climbing, bodybuilding or surfing) can leave pedestrians excessively tired. Also, even minor fatigue can increase the chances of an accident.
Not only can pedestrian fatigue lead to an accident, but fatigued drivers are another major concern—and there are many of them on the roads. Sadly, many of these accidents have proven fatal, and even more have left pedestrian accident victims with debilitating injuries. If you are struggling through any challenges after an accident, it is imperative to review what happened and whether legal action may be a sensible strategy for you. Our law firm fully realizes the hardships that pedestrian accident victims encounter, and we know that the road to recovery can be very long.