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Dallas Drowsy Driving Accident Attorney

There are various ways in which accidents occur on the roadway, but perhaps some of the most devastating incidents occur due to drivers falling asleep behind the wheel. Drowsy driving is incredibly dangerous. If you or loved one has been harmed due to the actions of a fatigued driver, the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC is ready to help. Our Dallas drowsy driving accident attorneys will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you need.

Drowsy driving is dangerous driving

Most people have experienced fatigue behind the wheel. However, drowsy driving is a major problem in the United States and in Texas. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowsiness behind the wheel:

  • Makes drivers less attentive to the roadway
  • Slows reaction times if you have to brake or steer suddenly
  • Affects a driver’s ability to make good decisions

The CDC estimates that nearly 1 in every 25 adult drivers reported falling asleep at the wheel during the previous 30 days (according to a study they conducted). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that approximately 72,000 crashes were caused by drowsy driving during a recent reporting year.

According to data from the Texas Department of Transportation, there were nearly 5,000 total crashes caused by fatigued drivers or drivers who fell asleep at the wheel during the latest reporting year. Out of these incidents, there were:

  • 142 fatal crashes
  • 344 suspected serious injury crashes
  • 858 non-incapacitating injury crashes
  • 740 possible injury crashes

What are the consequences of drowsy driving?

Drowsy driving can lead to incredibly severe accidents. It is not uncommon for our Dallas drowsy driving accident attorneys to help clients who have sustained the following:

Truck drivers are prone to drowsy driving

Commercial truck drivers are regulated by state authorities and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Most commercial truck drivers must abide by strict hours of operation for every workday and workweek. These regulations are put in place to prevent truck drivers from operating while fatigued. Crashes involving large trucks can result in catastrophic injuries for those in regular passenger vehicles.

You can count on us to help you through this

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident that was caused by a fatigued driver, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC is ready to investigate this case so we can secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the crash
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Coverage of physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the drowsy driver

If you need a Dallas drowsy driving accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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