Sleepy Driving & Legal Liability
Sleepy driving may not be as common or destructive as drunk driving, but drowsiness on America’s highways is nevertheless a meaningful contributing factor in determining the number of fatalities that occur ever year. For instance, every year 30,000 Americans are injured in an automobile accident as a result of drowsy driving.
Drowsy driving is a common problem. In fact, one estimate found that a majority of Americans, 62 percent, admitted to driving while sleepy. More than one-in-ten stated that their sleepiness impacted their driving ability.
Most drivers realize that driving while sleepy is dangerous and that it causes thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths annually. They know they shouldn’t do it. And yet, hundreds of thousands of Americans dismiss caution and put their lives – and the lives of many others – at risk. It’s not right; and it’s not fair that these drivers walk away from the damage they cause without being forced to pay the consequences.
Fortunately for victims of drowsy drivers and their families, Texas tort law empowers them to fight back. Thanks to basic concepts of negligence and comparative fault, drivers who suffer personal injury or property damage at the hands of a drowsy driver can secure justice for themselves and their families. Moreover, by punishing careless drivers, litigants standing up for victims’ rights make other sleepy drivers think twice before they get behind the wheel of a car.
Want to know how you can take a stand against drowsy driving? If you’ve been the victim of an accident and you think drowsy driving may have played a part in causing the accident, you should talk to the professionals and dedicated experts at Fears Nachawati. With years of experience, our attorneys know how to protect your interests. Contact us today for your free consultation. We’re prepare to fight for you and your loved ones.
About the Author
Attorney Majed Nachawati, who grew up in the D/FW metroplex, provides experienced, vigorous counsel to victims like you. That’s why Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury Cases across the nation. He has recovered millions for his clients and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association of Justice. To discuss your case with Mr. Nachawati, contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1.866.705.7584. His legal background is featured at: