According to statistics published by the National Safety Council, over 7,392 people have been killed between 2010 to 2018 in the United States due to drowsy or sleeping drivers. In fact, the issue is so widespread, it has become a public safety concern. This is especially true in Texas. The Lone Star State is at the top of the list for these crashes, with 22% of all drowsy-driving-related crashes being on Texas roads. Sadly, Texas doesn’t even come close to the second-highest state. California holds around 5% of these incidents. While the number of drowsy driving incidents has decreased since 2010, Texas is still consistently 4 times higher than the next state. What people do not realize is that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. You might think these drivers would be out in the evening, like most drunk drivers. However, the majority of accidents caused by sleeping drivers happened during the day.
Who is Responsible?
If you get into a car crash with someone who was asleep behind the wheel, the other driver’s insurance would have to pay for your damages. However, even when the fault is clearly on their driver, insurance companies will dispute claims. If you’re lucky, they might give you a low-ball offer. Don’t settle for less. Your medical bills will soon pile up after a serious crash. This on top of your property damage and living expenses can put you in a difficult situation. If you were involved in an accident, you should call an attorney. An experienced lawyer can go over your rights, and advocate for you, so you can get the money you deserve.
In a Serious Car Crash? Contact The Law Giant for Help
Any car crash can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. After receiving medical attention, contact Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers right away. We can handle the legalities of your case while you focus on recovering. With our skilled legal representation by your side, you may be able to secure full and fair compensation for your damages. Contact us at (866) 523-4167 to schedule a free case evaluation at our Brownsville, McAllen, or San Antonio offices.