Lawyer for Accident with Sleeping Driver
Tampa attorney Armando Edmiston can fight for appropriate compensation
Every year, it’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of car accidents are the result of tired drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Among the leading causes of car accidents, fatigued driving has been shown to be just as dangerous as drunk driving.
Data shows that those who drive a car after going more than 20 hours without sleep are driving as if they have a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent, which is the legal limit in the U.S. That number jumps to 0.10 percent for someone who has been deprived of sleep for 24 hours.
The fact of the matter is, sleepy driving and drunk driving both severely impact your reaction time, ability to stay focused on the road, decision-making, and overall ability to safely operate your vehicle.
If you’re tired and you’re having trouble staying alert, you should not try to drive. Common causes of tired driving and falling asleep at the wheel include:
- Lack of sleep
- Having a sleep disorder
- Side effects from prescription medication or over-the-counter drugs
- Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs
- Working third shift or irregular hours
If you were injured in a car accident with a sleeping driver, you may want to seek legal help from a lawyer to protect your rights. At Armando Personal Injury Law, founding attorney Armando Edmiston treats clients like members of the family and can help you get the compensation you deserve.
What are the warning signs that you’re too tired to drive?
Common symptoms that are frequent among drowsy drivers include:
- Frequent yawning
- Trouble keeping your eyes open
- Nodding off or difficulty keeping your head up
- Being unable to remember driving the last few miles
- Not noticing street signs
- Missing turns
- Failure to maintain your speed
- Drifting in and out of your lane
Signs of fatigue can be hard to identify on your own, but that’s still no excuse to get behind the wheel of a car and cause others harm.
Armando Personal Injury Law fights to win
Tampa attorney Armando Edmiston knows what it takes to build a strong case on your behalf that gets results. Our law firm is known for treating clients like family and serving as aggressive advocates for the injured. We also offer our clients legal representation on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you pay nothing unless we win. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.