Asleep Behind the Wheel

September 2021

Drowsy driving is the result of sleepiness or fatigue combined with getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.   Sleepiness can be caused by a lack of sleep but also other causes such as medications, alcohol consumption or untreated sleep disorders.  Drowsiness impairs a driver's ability to make good judgments while driving and decreases a driver's ability to pay attention to the road.  Drowsy driving can lead to tragic results such as severe personal injury and death.  Statistics show over 1500 deaths per year are the result of drowsy driving.

The type of people who are more likely to drive drowsy include shift workers who work nighttime shifts and commercial drivers.  The commercial drivers are more likely to operate large vehicles such as buses and semi-trucks.

At Herrick & Hart, we work with those who have been injured by drowsy drivers obtain justice through the civil justice system.  We help them through the complicated legal process with the goal of obtaining a just result.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.  If you have been injured due to the fault of another do not delay and take the time to consult a lawyer today.

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