Was The Driver Who Hit You Asleep At The Wheel?
Fatigued drivers cause serious accidents. We can help.
Falling asleep at the wheel has become a common cause of car accidents in recent years, as people are working more hours than ever before. While most people know about the dangers of drunk driving, few know that getting behind the wheel while extremely fatigued is just as dangerous. Drowsy drivers have slow reactions and may cause serious accidents, including deadly head-on collisions.
It's easy to sympathize with fatigued drivers, but the truth is that they always have a choice to get behind the wheel or not drive. They put others in danger by choosing to drive, and they need to be held accountable.
If you were hurt by an asleep-at-the-wheel driver, you may feel as though you have nowhere to turn. In an instant, your life has changed, and you're dealing with medical bills, time away from work and other expenses. We can help. Contact Gary Martin Hays & Associates today at 1-800-898-HAYS.
Car accidents involving fatigued driving can lead to complex cases
Motorists owe each other a duty of care every time they get on the road. In order to keep yourself and other motorists safe, you are expected to be awake, alert and able to safely operate your vehicle.
That means getting behind the wheel while fatigued constitutes a form of negligence, and if you're injured by a fatigued or asleep-at-the-wheel driver, you should be able to file a personal injury claim against that driver. However, in order to win your case, you need to prove that the other driver was indeed negligent - and that his or her negligence caused your injuries.
In this video, attorney Gary Martin Hays explains the three elements that must be proved in a car accident case.