All it takes is one tired driver to end a life and destroy a family. If your loved one has been killed by a drowsy driver then you likely have a lot of questions. Specifically, you may want to know just how common this danger is and what you should do now to protect your family.
The Latest Information About Drowsy Drivers
Recent information from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates that about one out of every five fatal car crashes in this country is caused by a tired driver. Drowsy driving was responsible for 21 percent of the fatal car accidents in the United States from 2009 to 2013, according to the AAA Foundation’s report. This is a significantly higher percentage than previous statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
What You Can Do After a Tragic Loss
If your loved one has died in a fatal car or truck accident, then it is important to consider whether drowsy driving may have been a cause of that crash. An investigation can look into what the driver had been doing prior to the crash and whether he or she may have been too tired to drive safely at the time of the accident.
You may be able to recover damages for the medical costs, funeral expenses, lost income, pain, suffering, and other expenses that you have incurred as a result of a drowsy driver’s negligence. To find out more, please start a live chat with us today.