As a society we are well aware of the dangers of drinking while driving or texting while driving but many don’t know the full impact of driving while drowsy (also known as driver’s fatigue). Sleep deprivation is a factor in almost 100,000 motor vehicle accidents annually in the United States. When looking specifically at big rigs it is estimated that 30 to 40 percent of crashes have fatigue as a contributing factor. This video helps visualize the toll fatigue can take on even the most experienced drivers:
Driving drowsy is like driving drunk. If you’re driving this Thanksgiving, plan to drive alert…. https://t.co/VRYdaill4r
— EMSC Nat’l Res Cntr (@EMSCNRC) November 18, 2015
It can be difficult to self evaluate fatigued driving but the American Sleep Assocition has a nice list of things to watch out for when on the road or if you think your driver needs a break.
DONT!!!! #drowsydriving #sleeptember pic.twitter.com/bbQWWOMEKd — ASAA (@sleepapneaorg) November 18, 2015
Given that this a Law Firm’s website there is a high chance that you are painfully aware of the consequences of a motor vehicle accident that was not your fault. Maybe you did not see the other driver drinking or using a cell phone but there is a good chance that fatigue could have played a roll. If true, this discovery could mean a larger settlement depending on the facts of the case. Our attorneys know all about the dangers facing drivers while on the road and we are experienced in building cases that can help heal wounds and return to a normal life. When dealing with a loved ones death or serious life long injury your representation is one of the most important decisions you have to make. Our number is 855-90-4INJURY and our fees are contingent on your winning of a case – which means you pay nothing unless we win.