When a car accident involving a tired or drowsy driver occurs, negligence almost always plays a role in the situation. This is because many drivers tend to underestimate just how fatigued they are, and thus take to the road when they shouldn’t.
Fischer & Associates, LLC Attorneys At Law represents injury victims in a wide variety of car accident cases. We can help you find rightful financial compensation to help you recover the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, and other losses that you may have suffered. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation.
The Dangers of Drowsy Driving
Drowsy driving can be just as deadly, and in some ways, even more so, than drinking and driving. When someone suffers from a lack of sleep over the long term, it can reduce the driver’s ability to retain memories, absorb information, and process that information. It may also drastically cut down on the driver’s reaction time. These are some of the ways drowsy driving scan lead to motor vehicle crashes that result in serious injuries.
Indicators of a tired driver include:
- Difficulty focusing
- Blinking frequently or heavy eyelids
- Trouble keeping one’s head ups
- Swerving in and out of lanes
- Hitting rumble strips
- Feelings of restlessness and irritability
Our experienced Birmingham car accident lawyers know what to look for when investigating car accident cases involving tired and drowsy drivers. A tired driver has made the conscious decision to get behind the wheel, knowing that they are tired or trying to fight the feelings of fatigue, and this is what leads to accidents.
We Can Help You Find Justice!
Drowsy drivers place others’ lives at risks, especially with regards to causing an accident. If you were involved in a car accident and you believe it may have been due to a drowsy driver, you have every right to explore your options for finding compensation. We can file an injury claim for compensation or even take the case to the courtroom if it becomes necessary. The Birmingham car accident lawyers at our firm have successfully achieved more than $170 million in recovery.