Falling asleep at the wheel is the cause of hundreds of deadly crashes each year. It is a common occurrence and many people don't realize how quickly you can fall asleep behind the wheel. Even within a few seconds, a terrible accident can happen.
These kind of accidents are very preventable. Everyone has the choice to either get behind the wheel or pull over to the side of the road when nodding off and driving. The lack of attention paid to the road when sleep deprived or drowsy is just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Though not intentionally malicious or pre-meditated, deciding to drive while tired is irresponsible and negligent. If you've been in an accident where the other driver fell asleep at the wheel, you have the right to be compensated for your injuries. The fatigued driver is ultimately responsible for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages that may have been a result of the accident.
At Castle Law Office, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one with your case. Contact us for your free personal injury consultation today. Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.