Fatigued Driving Accident Claims
Investigating Drowsy Driving Accidents in Austin, TX
Most people are aware of the dangers of intoxicated driving and distracted
driving, but did you know that fatigued driving is a major cause of serious and
fatal car accidents? In fact, studies have shown that driving while fatigued can be just as
dangerous as drunk driving. Driving while tired may not seem like a big
deal to some, but the truth is that it can, and often does, have disastrous
consequences. When accidents happen, victims have a right to consult an
attorney and discuss their options for pursuing compensation.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a
car accident, the time is now to contact an Austin car accident attorney at The Stewart
Law Firm, PLLC. When you retain our firm, we can begin a thorough investigation
into the cause of your accident. If we uncover any evidence that the driver
who hit you was driving while drowsy and/or fell asleep behind the wheel,
we can help you hold them liable for your medical bills, pain and suffering,
and other damages.
The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC offers free initial case reviews.
To request yours, please call (512) 271-5112.
Why is Drowsy Driving Dangerous?
Fatigued driving can result from a chronic sleep debt, fragmented sleep,
too little sleep, circadian factors associated with work schedules, the
use of sedating medications, and undiagnosed sleep disorders such as sleep
apnea. Individuals at the most risk of fatigued driving include early
morning/late night shift workers, long-haul truck drivers, and those who
take prescription or over-the-counter medications with sedative effects.
Driving while tired is dangerous for a number of reasons. Fatigue from
not getting enough sleep can cause the following:
- Decreased motivation, performance, and vigilance
- Impaired vision, judgment, and reaction time
- Problems with short-term memory & information processing
Drivers have a responsibility to ensure that they are awake and alert each
time they get behind the wheel. Failing to do so may constitute negligence
and may mean that they are legally responsible if they cause an accident.
Experienced Help for Texas Car Accident Victims
The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC is standing by 24/7 to offer legal guidance
to Austin car accident victims. We invite you to contact our firm to request
a free, no-obligation case review. Our firm takes pride in offering our
clients personalized, attentive representation that is backed by a history