- Flu season and traffic collisions
- December 28, 2017
Many different dangerous human behaviors can cause a car accident, such as speeding and driving under the influence. On the other hand, there are also factors out of a driver's control that could lead to a collision, such as inclement weather. It is important to bear in mind that some factors, such as the seasonal flu, can also play a role in traffic collisions. Our law firm knows how devastating these collisions are and we believe it is vital for those who are too sick to drive or suffering from any other condition that could affect their driving performance to stay off of the road in Allegheny and across all of Pennsylvania.
There are many ways that influenza can contribute to an accident on the road. First of all, drivers who have come down with the flu may have a hard time falling asleep at night, which could increase the likelihood of them falling asleep at the wheel or suffering from fatigue that interferes with driving. Also, headaches and high fevers can interfere with driving ability, as well as certain medications.
Regrettably, drivers will keep getting behind the wheel when they are very ill, too tired, drowsy, intoxicated, or suffering from another condition that has a negative impact on their driving abilities. If your life has been thrown into chaos because of another driver's negligence or poor decision, you should not have to think twice about taking action and fighting for your rights. On our website, you can read more material that covers different topics on motor vehicle collisions.