Helping Victims Of Accidents Caused By Drowsy Drivers
Throughout the country, people are becoming increasingly busy. While they try to keep up with the frantic pace of life, they often do not get enough sleep. Unfortunately, this lack of sleep becomes a dangerous situation if they decide to get behind the wheel of a car or another vehicle.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 100,000 of accidents reported by the police involve drowsy drivers. Many of these crashes involve fatalities. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drowsy driver, take action to ensure your rights are protected.
On Your Side After Your Injury
At the Law Offices of James L. O'Rourke, our attorneys are dedicated to helping clients and their families seek compensation for the car accident injuries they suffered due to a drowsy driver or driver who fell asleep while driving. From serious spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), to broken bones and amputations, our firm takes on the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on recovery.
Why Is Drowsy Driving So Dangerous?
A vehicle can cause so many injuries, deaths and damage; it’s power needs to be respected, controlled and handled appropriately. When someone is excessively tired and decides to drive, it is almost like they are driving drunk, because:
- Driver fatigue prevents them from being able to make fully thought-out and appropriate decisions.
- Their reaction time is slowed due to being tired, preventing them from making split-second movements in the event a situation arises on the road.
- Their ability to pay attention is diminished, preventing them from noticing vehicles around them, hazardous road conditions or other issues.
Talk To Us About Your Injury Case Today
For more information about how our lawyers and staff handle drowsy driving accident cases, situations where a driver was asleep at the wheel and other car accident injuries, contact us online or call 800-658-1245. We take calls about injuries 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We represent clients in Bridgeport, Stratford, Shelton and the surrounding areas.