When a person is fatigued, it is an extremely bad idea to get behind the wheel of a car. It is not an exaggeration to compare drowsy driving with drunk driving. A sleepy driver cannot be tested like a drunk driver can, but there is no doubt that exhaustion takes a serious toll on a driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Drowsy drivers can get into serious accidents that can have long-term effects on innocent motorists. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident with a tired driver, you may be eligible for compensation for your pain, suffering, and other damages. Call 800-242-2874 to speak with a Waukesha car accident attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today.
Impairments From Being Drowsy
Much like a drunk or drugged driver, someone that gets behind the wheel while tired can suffer deficiencies in:
- Reaction time
- Hand-eye coordination
- Ability to judge distance of objects
One of the most frightening aspects of drowsy driving is how suddenly it can occur. Unlike intoxicated driving, a driver may not have any real indication how tired he or she is when getting behind the wheel. In addition, if a person falls asleep while driving, that driver has literally begun an object in motion that he or she has no power to control.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drowsy or sleeping driver, contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. You may be eligible for compensation to pay for damage to your vehicle, property loss, trauma, or other associated expenses. Call 800-242-2874 for help today.