Asleep At The Wheel Accidents
Trust a Smith & Hassler Attorney with Your Car Accident Case
Falling asleep while driving results in hundreds of fatal crashes each year. It's not uncommon for drivers to nod off, even briefly. But even nodding off for a split second can cause an accident that leaves people seriously injured. Our car accident attorneys help victims of these accidents get the compensation they need and deserve.
Many people lead busy lives, and some try to get by on less sleep to get more done. But lack of sleep can interfere with their ability to function. They are more likely to make bad judgments when driving and have slower reaction time. And the results can be devastating.
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.
Tired Drivers Have A Choice
While drivers who decide to operate a vehicle while tired are not intentionally acting maliciously or with premeditation, their decision nevertheless is negligent and irresponsible.
It can be difficult to prove a driver fell asleep at the wheel, or was drowsy at the time of the accident. Our legal team will investigate your accident and look for any evidence that shows the driver was not alert. This may include witness testimony and the use of accident reconstruction experts who can determine how the crash happened.
You have the right to be compensated for your injuries that are a result of an asleep-at-the-wheel 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.
Contact an Asleep at the Wheel Accident Lawyer with Our Firm
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.
Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.