Head-On Collision Lawyer Phoenix, AZ
It has been well documented in study after study that people in Arizona and across the country simply fail to get enough sleep every night. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults should get at a minimum of seven hours of sleep every night. Unfortunately, crazy work schedules, taking care of family, and other activities and responsibilities often take priority over getting enough sleep. It is estimated that approximately 40 percent of adults are sleep deprived. This means that their brains are not functioning at the optimal level they should be, resulting in catastrophic car crashes. If you have been injured in a crash caused by a fatigued driver, contact a head-on collision lawyer Phoenix, AZ clients recommend for legal assistance.
When We Are Fatigued
When a person has not had enough sleep, they can suffer multiple effects, including difficulty concentrating, memory issues, difficulty with problem-solving, and slower reaction times. Some people even have moments of “microsleep.” This is where they fall asleep for a few seconds without realizing it. Imagine that happening when a person is behind the wheel of a vehicle and how dangerous this can be.
In one major study, one in 25 drivers admits they have fallen asleep while driving at least once in the prior month. Estimates are that fatigued driving is responsible for about 6,000 fatal crashes every year. Many of these crashes are head-on collisions that occur when the drowsy driver crosses over the line into oncoming traffic.
There is no law that regulates drowsy driving the way there is for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, however, if a drowsy driver causes a crash because of their fatigue, then they can be held liable for any losses victims suffer.
As a car accident lawyer Phoenix, AZ families trust can explain, when a victim is injured due to another party’s negligence, they can pursue a personal injury lawsuit for financial compensation for their medical expenses, lost income and work benefits, pain and suffering, emotional anguish, permanent disability, scarring, disfigurement, property damage, and more.
In order to be successful in a car accident lawsuit, an attorney must prove that the driver accused of being at-fault behaved in a negligent manner. This can be done using physical evidence from the crash site, as well as expert witness testimony from accident reconstruction experts, doctors, and safety experts.
Have You Been Injured?
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a head-on crash caused by a fatigued driver or any other type of vehicle accident, contact Kamper & Estrada, PLLC to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Phoenix, AZ head-on collision lawyer. We will evaluate your case and determine what legal recourse you may have against the party responsible for your injuries and losses. Call our office today.