Accidents Due to Fatigue
Accidents due to fatigue are not uncommon
Drivers can lose their focus due to fatigue. They may drift into another lane and sideswipe a vehicle. They may fail to check mirrors and clip a motorcyclist, causing a motorcycle accident. Accidents associated with sleepy drivers are not uncommon in North Carolina and elsewhere. It is estimated that 20 percent of all fatal accidents are linked to drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. Researchers say there may even be more asleep-at-the-wheel fatal accidents since it is often impossible to prove that someone fell asleep while driving.
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident due to fatigue, don't hesitate to contact an experienced North Carolina attorney. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we have years of experience fighting for the rights of clients. We pursue maximum compensation for their losses.
A closer look at asleep-at-the-wheel accidents
Many people can probably know the feeling of being too tired while driving. About 37 percent of all drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel at least once in their lifetime, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Each year, about 56,000 crashes, 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths are connected to fatigued drivers, according to the NHTSA.
If you were a victim of someone's negligence, contact a lawyer familiar with North Carolina law who may be able to help you recover for your losses. You may be entitled to recover medical expenses, costs related to car repair, lost wages and other expenses related to a car accident.
A death that results from a fatigued driver accident may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
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