Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in car accidents caused by drivers who fell asleep at the wheel. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving was a factor in 633 deaths in 2020 alone. If you’ve been hit by a driver who was falling asleep at the wheel, you may be wondering what your legal options are. Elliott & Smith Law Firm can help!
When you’re tired, your reaction time slows down. This means that if something unexpected happens on the road—like a child running into the street—you may not be able to react quickly enough to avoid an accident.
Tiredness can cause you to lose focus on the task of driving. You may find yourself daydreaming or even nodding off behind the wheel. When this happens, you may not see potential hazards in time to avoid them.
Finally, drowsy driving can make it difficult to make good decisions. When you’re tired, you may not be able to think clearly or make sound judgments. This can lead you to take risks that you wouldn’t normally take, like speeding or changing lanes without signaling.
If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by a drowsy driver, you may be facing significant medical bills, lost wages from being unable to work, and a long road to recovery. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Elliott & Smith Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on healing and moving on with your life.
If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by a drowsy driver, contact the Elliott & Smith Law Firm today for a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. We’ll review your case and help you understand your legal options so that you can get the compensation you need and deserve.