Investigators looking into the accident of Continental Connection Flight 3407—which crashed into Buffalo, New York, in 2009—are examining the safety implications of one of the pilots’ fatigue, a condition that it also found to cause car accidents in tired drivers.
Our auto accident lawyers believe that a car accident can cause a personal injury with a great amount of pain and suffering and know that you might need help paying medical bills once you have fully recovered from the incident. In the worst cases, a car crash can turn into a fatal automobile accident and a lot of these fatal auto accidents are caused by drivers with fatigue.
Co-pilot in the Buffalo crash, Rebecca Shaw, had flown overnight from her home in the Seattle area, changing planes in Memphis, and by the time she got to Newark International Airport in New Jersey at 6:30 a.m. on the day of the accident, she needed to rest.
Her tiredness and fatigue may have been a direct cause of the 50 wrongful deaths in the fatal accident that happened earlier in the year.
If you are tired and driving home from a long day at work, it is best to pull over at a rest stop and recharge so you do not cause an unnecessary auto accident. This can happen for any driver, including the airline pilot of Flight 3407, who, like most pilots might have had to work more than 14 hours a day and get second jobs to support herself.
Our firm’s auto accident lawyers urge anyone who is feeling sleepy eyed behind the wheel to pull off at a safe area, close their eyes for a few minutes, get a cup of coffee, and walk around for a moment so you do not cause a car accident from your fatigue.
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