One of the most underrated causes of auto accidents is falling asleep at the wheel. Given our mad paced society and hectic schedules many of us are sleep-deprived and fatigued and, as a result, thousands of people are injured each year. Though rarely ever intentional or malicious, the decision to drive while tired is that of the driver. The results of that decision are the driver’s as well. The innocent victim of a neglectful driver should not have to suffer without compensation.
The statistics surrounds these accidents are astounding 1) 40% of drivers have fallen asleep at the wheel 2) more that 100,000 per year are caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel 3) 2000 people per year loose their lives because of this 4) 100,000 drivers per year drive while fatigued.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of an accident where the driver fell asleep at the wheel you could be entitled to compensation. Given the circumstances you may be entitled to punative damages as well. It is important you speak with an experienced aggressive attorney who will fight for your rights. Don’t leave you accident claim to to just anyone.
Call the Thompson | Wedeking today for a free case evaluation.