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Driving with the flu and the risk of a crash

by | Mar 22, 2018 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

There are many different behaviors and risk factors that can make a motor vehicle collision more likely. As we all know, when someone is intoxicated because of drug use or alcohol consumption, or they are extremely tired because they have not slept in a long time, their driving abilities may be severely impacted, and a crash may be far more likely. However, there are other reasons why people may cause a motor vehicle crash, some of which may seem surprising. For example, someone who has come down with the flu or is very sick due to another illness may not be able to drive safely.

During flu season, many people suffer after falling ill. Worse, when someone finds themselves in an accident, they may have even greater health problems to work through, in addition to financial issues and other hardships. Even someone who is in good health could become the victim of a motor vehicle collision when they are struck by someone else who is under the weather. There are a number of ways in which the flu can increase the chances of a crash, whether someone has difficulty focusing due to a persistent headache, high fever, cough, or other problem.

When someone’s life is turned upside down by another driver, they should look into any benefits they may be able to receive. From help with medical care to the consequences associated with an injury, accident victims often have various needs and our car collision section has more related to this topic.