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Diabetes and motor vehicle collisions

There are a wide range of auto accident causes, such as the use of drugs or alcohol, falling asleep at the wheel, speeding, and ignoring signs, among many others. However, some people may not realize that certain health conditions, such as diabetes, can play a major role in motor vehicle collisions. Sadly, some people with diabetes may become impaired due to the condition in a way which affects their ability to stay alert while driving. As a result, those with diabetes or any other health issue that could impact their driving abilities should be cautious and may want to avoid driving altogether.

Sometimes, those with diabetes may lose their driving privileges because licensing authorities do not believe that they can drive safely, while others, such as those who operate commercial vehicles, may need to follow certain steps to keep themselves and others safe on the road. Unfortunately, some people with diabetes and other health conditions that could negatively affect their driving ignore their condition and put the lives of others at risk.

When someone is struck by another vehicle, the consequences can be disastrous, regardless of whether the accident was caused by someone with diabetes or who had been drinking. Victims of these wrecks should examine their options and, in some cases, may determine that going to court is necessary.

If you were involved in an accident, you may be facing different problems but should not give up. Head to our injury page if you are interested in reading more on traffic collisions.

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