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Crashes Are Possible After Extensive Video Chatting


With more and more people using online video apps to work and socialize, you have likely heard people refer to their exhaustion as Zoom fatigue. It is possible to be tired after a chat on Zoom, Skype, Teams, or another video platform. While people may recognize a zap in their energy levels, they may not realize how it can impact their driving. Accidents are possible when a person is distracted, tired, and experiencing eye fatigue.

Staying employed and in touch with friends and family is important. But it is also essential to recognize fatigue symptoms and postpone travel if you are unable to drive attentively and safely. If you were hurt when a fatigued driver struck your vehicle in DC or Baltimore, connect with a Baltimore car accident lawyer. Injuries that are due to another not paying attention could lead to a personal injury settlement.

Video Fatigue and an Inability to Concentrate

There are a variety of reasons why video conferencing can lead to fatigue. For one, it is common for individuals who are videoconferencing for hours to stay in one spot. This limit in mobility can reduce concentration and feel exhausting.

Similarly, there is a higher cognitive load with video chatting. It takes humans more energy to pay attention as they are not experiencing all the nonverbal forms of communication that happen during in-person meetings.

If you log off and feel worn out and are experiencing eye strain from hours of online conferencing, don’t assume you can jump into a vehicle and operate your car in a safe manner. Cognitive strain can lead to distracted driving accidents. Every driver on the road has a responsibility to drive with care. If needed, rest before traveling.

Inattentive Driver Crashes Can Lead to High Expenses

While accidents can happen seemingly out of the blue, the impacts of a collision can continue for months or years. While a financial settlement can’t turn back the clock and erase the crash, it can help you handle crash expenses and provide you with access to high-quality medical care, if needed.

Expenses that could be recovered through a damage settlement:

  • Doctor fees, hospital bills, and other medical expenses
  • Wages that could not be accessed and limits to future earning potential
  • Personal property expenses, including repair or replacement costs
  • Psychological issues, including pain and suffering

You will need documentation to support your need for compensation. A Baltimore car accident lawyer can help you access the evidence you will need to push back on small settlement offers. Or an insurance adjuster could be trying to deny your claim entirely. A lawyer can help you when an insurance representative attempts to shift blame.

Can you tally a high amount of crash expenses? To move toward a compensation package, talk to a legal professional. Contact the legal team at Iamele & Iamele, LLP to understand your personal injury claim options. Our attorneys successfully secure compensation for individuals coping with injuries and large healthcare expenses in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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