Drowsy Driving Accidents

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 Austin Car Accident Lawyers Serving All pf Texas

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 of success.