Asleep At The Wheel Accidents
Trust a Smith & Hassler Attorney with Your Car Accident Case
Falling asleep while driving can be blamed for hundreds of fatal crashes each year. It’s not uncommon for drivers to nod off, even briefly. Overall, 37 percent of the U.S. population admits falling asleep while behind the wheel at least once in their lifetime, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Forty-nine percent of all men and 26 percent of women say they have fallen asleep while driving, according to the data.
An accident can occur within a split second – and that can be the moment the driver nods off.
Falling asleep at the wheel is a preventable situation. All drivers have the choice to pull over to the side of the road when they feel drowsy. The lack of attention paid to the road when drowsy or sleep deprived is as hazardous as operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
While operators who decide to drive while tired are not intentionally acting maliciously or with premeditation, their decision nevertheless is negligent and irresponsible.
You have the right to be compensated for your injuries that are a result of an asleepatthewheel accident. The fatigued driver is ultimately responsible for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages that may have been a result of the accident.
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At Smith & Hassler, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today.
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