Many factors contribute to severe car crashes, but drowsy driving is an increasing factor in many car accident cases. If your family member was killed in an accident caused by a drowsy driver, our experienced lawyers can help you seek the monetary compensation you deserve in a wrongful death settlement.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy drivers cause an estimated 17% of all car accidents throughout the country. Less than 50% of Americans say they get a proper night’s rest on a regular basis. With individuals working longer hours, the risk posed by driving while tired will continue to increase as will the likelihood of being a victim of a car wreck due to someone who has fallen asleep while driving or whose judgment is impaired due to exhaustion.
Did you know?
Unfortunately, many drowsy drivers choose to be negligent and get behind the wheel of a car when they are in no condition to.
This not only risks their own life or the lives of any passengers that might be in the car with them, but it also puts the lives of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians that are near them on the road while they are driving.