Drowsy driving is one of the leading causes of major auto accidents on Texas highways. We are all aware of the dangers of drunk driving, but many of us are not aware that drowsy driving and tired drivers pose just as much risk that is similarly alarming.
If you have been injured because of a tired drive, you must contact Jerome Fjeld & Associates, PLLC today to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to receive compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
When someone goes without sleep for a few hours, the body begins to feel the effects. Our judgment, focus, and concentration are affected in a very similar way as drunk driving to our brain. Not only that, our reaction time and ability to react and drive defensively are impaired as well. Many of these drivers do not think twice about getting behind the wheel when they are tired, as they may not be aware of the possible danger.
Insufficient sleep over time can lead to the following:
- Decreased reaction time
- Impaired vision
- Short-term memory problems
- Problems retaining information
- Mood swings
- Increased aggression
Lack of sleep is directly correlated with tired driving accidents. There are also many other factors that can lead to a drowsy driving accident.
- Not taking breaks when driving on long stretches. The recommended break time is to stop every 2 hours or 100 miles if driving on a road trip.
- Driving along rural roads or areas that are poorly lit.
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including prescription and certain medications.
Our Houston car accident attorneys at Jerome Fjeld & Associates, PLLC have been helping car accident victims for years, possessing more than a decade of experience. We look at the many elements that contribute to a tired driving accident so that we can help you obtain rightful compensation.
We are not afraid to take on insurance companies, opposing counsel, or the courtroom. Let us handle your case and get you the results you need. Call 713-572-6446 and request your free consultation today!