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.
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:
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:
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:
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.
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: