Drowsy or Fatigued Driving Car Accidents
Being tired behind the wheel of an automobile, bus, or truck is just as dangerous as operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The National Transportation Board estimates there are 100,000 car accidents every year caused by drowsy driving resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,500 fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the deaths caused by driving while fatigued to be closer to 6,000 every year.
These statistics are true in Houston as well.
Forty-one percent of us admit to driving at one point or another while tired. Making a decision to drive while fatigued is a bad choice. Lack of sleep makes us less attentive, and slows down our reactive time – faculties needed while behind the wheel. In fact, it can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.
If you or your loved one was seriously injured as a result of a fatigued driver’s negligence you need an experienced Houston car accident lawyer on your side.
Contact the Michael P. Fleming & Associates law firm, our car accident lawyers will help you seek civil damages against a negligent driver. Former Elected Harris County Attorney Michael P. Fleming is dedicated to recover the damages you are entitled to receive from the driver responsible for your injuries. If you are injured in a car accident in Houston or anywhere in the state of Texas, we will work hard to make sure you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
- We will investigate. We will find out how the accident happened and seek to discover the extent of the driver’s ability to function and safely operate a motor vehicle. Our law firm will talk to witnesses, examine police reports, and gather evidence. If there is another person or business responsible other than the driver, we will investigate their liability for allowing the person to drive, employing the driver and other possible areas of legal responsibility.
- We will listen to you. We want to know all the circumstances of the accident and how your injuries have affected you. If a family member was in a fatal accident, we want to know how the wrongful death affected you and your family.
- We will advocate on your behalf. Insurance companies aggressively handle accident cases and seek to settle the claims for less than what the victims are entitled to receive. Many times, insurance companies have been providing coverage to repeat offenders that should never been allowed back on the road. Our accident attorneys will deal with the insurance company on your behalf and fight for the rights of the victims in the courtroom.
When the legal matter you are facing is important, make sure you have experienced personal injury litigation lawyers who have the time to discuss your situation with you, explain your options, and represent you. Contact the Houston car accident attorneys at the Michael P. Fleming & Associates law firm 713-221-6800.