Goshen Injury Lawyers for Hudson Valley Drowsy Driving Car Accidents
Life seems to move at a faster pace than ever before. Many Americans are responding to working longer hours, getting kids to and from more extracurricular activities, and being constantly accessible through mobile technology by cutting back on important self-care, such as getting a sufficient amount of sleep each night. However, skipping this extremely important activity can have serious health consequences, and a growing body of research shows that it can also have a serious negative impact on driver safety, as well.
Compensation may be owed after a New York drowsy driving crash
Drowsy driving accidents are a substantial and some say, underestimated, source of serious injuries on New York roads. Drivers who get behind the wheel when they know they’re extremely sleepy are putting others on the road at grave risk and are failing to uphold their legal duty to drive reasonably safely. Victims of drowsy driving accidents could have a claim for money damages against those who cause their injuries. If you or a loved one was injured in a drowsy driving crash in New York, a seasoned attorney may be able to help you get the money you deserve from those responsible for your injuries. After a crash, contact the Goshen offices of Dupée & Monroe for a consultation on the damages you may be owed.
Fatigued drivers as dangerous as drunk drivers
Safety researchers have been focusing increasing attention on the issue of drowsy driving in recent years. Research on drowsy driving conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has made the following findings:
- Drivers who had received between four and five hours’ sleep in the prior 24 hours had a crash rate that was 4.3 times what the rate was for drivers who had gotten at least seven hours’ sleep.
- Drivers who have gotten under five hours’ sleep in the past 24 hours should be considered as dangerous as someone driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit.
- Drowsy drivers are involved in about 9.5% of all crashes, and over 10.5% of all crashes involving injury, major property damage, or where an airbag is deployed.
Eyewitnesses, security camera footage, or evidence of sleep habits could all be useful evidence in proving that a driver was drowsy prior to a crash, supporting a victim’s claim for damages. At Dupée & Monroe, P.C., our experienced Hudson Valley car accident lawyers know how to investigate a crash and build a strong case for maximum compensation.
Experienced Hudson Valley Car Accident Attorneys at Your Service
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drowsy driving crash in New York, get help seeking damages from those responsible by contacting the knowledgeable and effective Goshen personal injury lawyers at Dupée & Monroe for a free consultation at 845-294-8900.