Experienced New York Personal Injury Attorney Helping Victims of Drowsy Driving Car Accidents
Serious fatigue can make someone a serious hazard on the road. A driver who has gotten too little sleep before getting behind the wheel is, in fact, as lethal a threat on the road as an intoxicated driver. When drivers know they’re too tired to stay awake or pay full attention to the task of driving, their vehicles can become destructive weapons.
Research shows effects of sleep deprivation on driving abilities
Recent research has proven that drivers who don’t get enough rest are vastly more likely to be involved in an accident than someone who has slept an appropriate amount. For example:
- Drivers who got less than 7 hours’ sleep the night before were significantly more likely to be involved in a crash than those drivers who got more sleep
- Drivers who got fewer than 5 or 6 hours’ sleep in the past 24 hours were nearly twice as likely to get in an accident than drivers who got 7 or more hours’ sleep
- Drivers who had only slept 4 or 5 hours within the prior 24 hour period were as likely to be involved in a crash as someone who had a blood alcohol content of 0.08%, New York’s legal limit for intoxication.
If evidence such as eyewitness accounts, accident recreation reports, or physical evidence show that a driver was excessively fatigued at the time of a crash, then the victim can use this fact to prove the driver’s negligence in causing your injuries in an accident.
Compassionate and professional help after a drowsy driving crash
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a car accident with a drowsy driver in New York, you may have a right to collect money damages to help you afford medical bills, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. Proving that a driver was drowsy prior to a crash can be challenging and typically requires the help of a seasoned and dedicated New York personal injury attorney. Manhattan personal injury car accident lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes has dedicated decades of his life to fighting for New York accident victims, and he will work hard to get you the damages you deserve after you’ve been hurt in a drowsy driving crash. Contact Leandros A. Vrionedes as soon as possible after a crash to begin the claims process.
Call Personal Injury Attorney Leandros A. Vrionedes after a Serious New York Car Accident
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in New York, get the financial help you deserve for your injuries by contacting the dedicated and aggressive Manhattan personal injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes at 212-889-9362, or in Queens at 718-777-5895.