Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on May 27, 2015 in Auto Accidents
Driving while drowsy is not only dangerous: it can also be deadly. While most people believe that drowsiness is a symptom of just becoming tired, drowsiness is actually an indication that the body has been tired for a while and now the person is minutes away from falling asleep.
Driving while exhausted and sleep deprived is a recipe for disaster. Drivers who have not had sufficient sleep pose a danger to themselves and everyone else on the roadways. Sleep deprivation is among the leading causes of auto accidents in America.
Studies reveal that a motorist who drives while sleepy is as dangerous as a driver who is driving while drunk.
If a negligent driver has hurt you or someone that you love, do not hesitate to speak with a local attorney about defending your legal rights.
Our attorneys have decades of experience helping local families get justice for themselves and their loved ones.
Sleep Disorders & Auto Accidents
Not everyone who drives while sleepy is irresponsible. Many Americans suffer from serious sleep disorders that prevent them from getting the rest that they need to be refreshed.
Medical professionals state that even a single night of sleep deprivation can make it dangerous for an individual to drive.
This means that Americans who are chronically sleep deprived, such as those who suffer from sleep apnea, or insomnia, are at a very high risk for being involved in driving accidents.
Additionally, Americans who use sleep medication to fall asleep at night also have an increased risk for causing an auto accident.
Local Fort Worth Attorneys
When you are involved in an auto accident involving a driver who fell asleep at the wheel you may be unsure about your legal rights. But you don't need to be unsure about the next steps or what you deserve.
At Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, our experienced personal injury attorneys conduct free case evaluations to determine exactly what you should do next.
Do not hesitate to contact our firm for assistance after an auto accident.