Drowsy Driving

Car Wreck Lawyer Richard Mather

Long hours at work, insomnia, noisy neighbors, for one reason or another people in Mobile Alabama and around the country often do not get enough sleep. About 100,000 car wrecks in the United States every year are made up of tired drivers. Call our law firm today and schedule an appointment to see how we can help you prove your case to an insurance adjuster to get the money you deserve. It is difficult to know whether an accident is attributed to drowsiness and there is no test to determine it. There are also no standardized criteria for making the determination of driver drowsiness and there is little to no police training to identify this as the cause of the accident.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that approximately 100,000 police-reported crashes annually (about 1.5% of all crashes) involve drowsiness/fatigue as a principal causal factor. A conservative estimate of related fatalities is 1,500 annually or 4% of all traffic crash fatalities. At least 71,000 people are injured in fall-asleep crashes each year. NHTSA estimates these crashes represent $12.5 billion in monetary losses each year.

It is common for more people to fall asleep during long road trips with boring rural highways. If you intend to drive for a long period of time, it is best to have other passengers who can drive and when you feel tired you can exchange seats with another passenger. It reduces the possibility of an accident and helps ensure you arrive safely. However, if you have been a victim of drowsy driving and have been in an accident, call the law firm you can trust, Richard Mather, Attorney. We will work hard for you to gain fair compensation for your losses and get you back on the road to recovery.

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