It is estimated that over a quarter million people jump behind the wheel fatigued, every single day. It has even been found in a recent poll conducted by the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School that 54% of all drivers have driven drowsy, while another 28% admit to dozing off behind the wheel at one point in their life. This is of course, extremely dangerous. Indeed, fatalities while driving fatigued results are common and sometimes the norm.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, claims that driving while fatigued is responsible for almost 100,000 crashes, culminating in 1,550 deaths, and 40,000 injuries yearly. Drivers ought to be cognizant that driving while drowsy can be worse than DUI. Someone who is severely sleep deprived should never jump behind the wheel.
Accidents are prone to occur in the early morning hours after individuals have stayed up all night—commonly referred to as an “all-nighter.” If you have been a victim of a motor vehicle accident while driving a motor vehicle then you may be entitled to compensatory damages. Usually, late-shift workers, individuals with sleep disorders, or wild party goers are the cause of drowsy driving accidents. Regardless, make sure you reach out to a professional attorney if you’ve been involved an accident.
Hastings and Hastings has over 90 years combined experience dealing with accident in the valley. Indeed, our highly qualified team of Lawyers are amongst the most effective discount accident lawyers in Arizona. So if you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else, give us a call today.