It seems like it should be a minor issue. Who would drive when they are too tired to safely operate a vehicle? The growing answer is “too many people.” Research has found that a drowsy driver is as dangerous as a drunk driver, and because of our lifestyle, the demands of business and a general lack of awareness of the issue, it is much more serious than many would guess.
Sixty Percent Of Americans Have Driven Drowsy
One study found a majority of Americans have driven while feeling drowsy. Most are lucky. They arrive at their destination without an accident. But tens of thousands are less fortunate. Their vehicle is involved in a crash, sometimes alone but often with another vehicle and driver. The consequences of these collisions can be life-changing.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle crash with driver who may have been asleep at the wheel, we can help. At Glenda Mitchell Law Firm, our lawyer understands the difficulty of dealing with all of the ramifications that follow a serious accident. We can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life. If you have been involved in an accident caused by drowsy driving, contact our office today to learn more.
Many Factors Lead To Drowsy Driving
In our society, it’s easy to become fatigued while driving. Parents who have to deal with young children, workers who work overnight and truckers faced with unrelenting demands of delivery schedules can all be pushed to drive when they shouldn’t. Like drunk driving, fatigue reduces a driver’s ability to recognize their own impairment. From slowed reaction times to outright falling asleep while driving, these drivers place themselves and any motorist, bicyclist or pedestrian near them at risk.
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Call us anytime if you have been injured in a collision, as it is important to secure evidence as soon as possible. In Georgia, call our Cartersville office at 864-326-3073. In South Carolina, call our Greenville office at 706-408-8448 , or use our convenient form to set up a free initial consultation.