Drowsy driving is a serious problem that can have deadly consequences. According to the NHTSA, drowsy driving is responsible for about 100,000 crashes each year, resulting in 1,550 fatalities. Drowsy driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving. If you’ve been because someone else fell asleep behind the wheel, contact Morefield Speicher Bachman’s personal injury lawyers today.
What to Do If You’re Drowsy While Driving
There are a few warning signs that can tell you if you are too drowsy to drive:
- Intense fatigue
- You have trouble keeping your eyes open
- You have trouble concentrating
- You start to make mistakes, such as drifting out of your lane
If you start to feel drowsy while driving, it is important to pull over and take a break. Get out of the car and stretch, or take a nap. Do not try to force yourself to stay awake.
If You’ve Been Injured by a Drowsy Driver
If you have been injured in a crash caused by a drowsy driver, you may be able to hold the driver responsible. Contact an attorney today to discuss your legal options. In the event a lawsuit is filed, you may be able to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Contact Morefield Speicher Bachman Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation.
We can help you understand your legal rights and options, and we will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact our car accident attorneys today for a free consultation.