Drivers can become emotionally distressed for countless reasons, whether they just found out that they lost their job, or they are worried about an upcoming move to a new home. However, romantic issues can be especially devastating, and many people are emotionally distraught when they find out that their girlfriend or boyfriend decided to end the relationship, or that their spouse wants to file for a divorce. When these hardships arise, drivers may be more likely to cause a collision.
Drivers who are struggling with these intense emotions may be more likely to lose their mental focus and become distracted on the road. Furthermore, they may be tired due to missing a lot of sleep, and they may even turn to alcohol or some type of illegal drug in an attempt to cope with the challenges they are going through. All of these factors can play a role in motor vehicle collisions and many accidents have occurred over the years due to these behaviors.
If you are struggling with any significant emotional problem, it may be smart to stay off of the road until your emotional state has improved. Moreover, if you are hit by someone who may have been going through any of these difficulties at the time of the crash, you may want to bring this up in court if you move ahead with a lawsuit. Drivers who cause accidents should be held accountable, especially when their actions have caused other people to become hurt or lose their lives.