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Drowsy Driving

When a driver is fatigued behind the wheel, he or she places the rest us in danger upon our roads and highways. Drowsy driving is a careless action that causes motor vehicle accidents.

Car crashes rank among the leading causes of death in the United States, with more than 90 people being killed on our nation’s roads and highways every day. Some of the major contributing factors of motor vehicle accidents that result in injuries and death include:

Drowsy driving – “falling asleep at the wheel” – is also a leading cause of automobile accidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 2008 crash data indicates that of all fatal motor vehicle accidents 51% of passenger-vehicle occupants failed to use seat belts, 32% involved driving under the influence of alcohol, and 31% resulted from excessive speed.

Drowsy driving – “falling asleep at the wheel” – is also a leading cause of automobile accidents. According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, sleepiness, fatigue or drowsiness played a role in over 16 percent of all fatal car crashes. Drivers of the age of 16-24 were almost twice as likely to be involved in a drowsy driving car accident as drivers age 40-59.

Drowsy driving is the cause of approximately one in six fatal crashes, one in eight crashes resulting in occupant hospitalization, and one in fourteen crashes in which a vehicle was towed.

Drowsiness decreases awareness, slows reaction time, and impairs judgment.  When a person is sufficiently fatigued, he or she may even experience microsleep, an episode of sleep that may last up to thirty seconds.

Drowsy driving is a dangerous and careless activity. When a car crash is caused by a careless activity such as drowsy driving, the negligent driver may be found civilly liable for the injuries and damages caused. It is important at this time that you seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights and options.

Experienced New York City Drowsy Driving Accident Lawyers

If you have been hurt in a car accident that was due to the fault or carelessness of another driver, you have questions. We have the answers.

The adjuster for the insurance company for the other driver may be contacting you to get your version of the accident. Claim forms need to be submitted so that you can receive the benefits you are entitled to for medical expenses and lost wages. There are strict time limitations that must be met in order to preserve your rights to benefits. We know what needs to be done and will guide you through the entire process. You have enough things to worry about during this time. Your claim should not be one of them.

Remember, never speak to an adjuster for an insurance company until you have first consulted with an experienced New York personal injury attorney. Insurance companies are not on your side, and you are not in good hands when entrust your claim to them without the aid of a lawyer. They will seek to deny you claim and terminate your benefits as soon as possible. Their job is to spend as little as possible on your claim, and to hopefully get you to settle for pennies on the dollar.

Since 1987, Mr. DiMartini has assisted car accident victims throughout the New York City metropolitan area. He knows the law and how to best establish your claim against the drowsy driver or driver that fell asleep behind the wheel.

In New York, there are certain legal requirements that must be met in order to receive compensation for pain and suffering. This is known as a tort threshold or “serious injury” law. We know the law and will fight to get you the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive for your car accident injuries.

Personal Injury law is all we do. We know how to get results!

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a drowsy driver, we are here to fight for your rights. Call Mr. DiMartini directly at 1.844.299.0030. You can also contact us online. The consultation is free. There is never a fee unless we win your case!

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