Drowsy Driving a Threat to the Roadways

September 2018

A drowsy driver is a threat to all who are on the roadways.  A driver's alertness, judgment and vision decrease with fatigue.  Everyone needs sleep.  Sleep is a basic human need and the body cannot function without it.  Drowsy driving crashes most frequently occur between midnight and 6 a.m. or in the late afternoon.  This is the time when there are dips in the circadian rhythm.  A driver who is foggy should take a break and get proper rest.

A study has shown that 60% of all adult drivers have driven drowsy.  Attached to drowsy driving are the high personal and economic costs.  A person who injures another by drowsy driving in addition to the civil personal injury case could face criminal charges for recklessly endangering safety.

At Herrick & Hart, we have been helping the injured since 1951.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.  We believe that everyone who has been injured should be able to sit down and talk with a lawyer at no cost.  We also offer a contingency fee on personal injury cases.  This allows the injured to take on large insurance companies and corporate interests without getting a bill from an attorney each month.

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