Drowsy Driving a Threat to the Roadways
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.