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Driving with extreme pain and the risk of a crash

It is important for all drivers to be aware of the different factors that could result in a crash, including those which may be less common. For example, if a driver’s mental or physical well-being is disrupted for any reason, this could make an auto accident more likely. Someone who is experiencing a significant amount of pain may cause a motor vehicle crash for a number of reasons, so it is vital to be cautious or stay off of the road altogether if you are ever in this position.

Whether a driver is stung by a bee or driving to the emergency room after a serious injury occurred, drivers may experience a great deal of pain for various reasons. Unfortunately, this can interfere with their ability to drive in numerous ways. For one, pain can be mentally distracting, taking a driver’s attention and eyes off of the road. Pain can also cause a driver to take their hands off the wheel as they reach for a bag of ice or attend to an ailment that has been causing pain. For example, a driver may reach for over-the-counter pain medication while driving, or they could even take prescription medication which could lead to drowsy driving.

It can be very difficult to tell if another driver caused a crash because they were experiencing extreme pain. However, all details surrounding a wreck should be explored closely and car crash victims should be fully aware of their legal rights in the wake of a collision.

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