Send drowsy drivers a wake-up call with a Tampa car accident lawyer
Personal injury attorney Armando Edmiston can get you full compensation
If you were injured in a crash caused by a fatigued, drowsy or tired driver who fell asleep at the wheel, let Tampa car accident lawyer Armando Edmiston handle every aspect of your claim and demand full compensation for your damages. Armando Personal Injury Law has recovered millions for clients in Tampa and all over Florida. Discover what an experienced Tampa car accident attorney can do for you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.
Every year, it’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of car accidents are the result of fatigued 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, drowsy 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 reasons for fatigued 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
No matter what the reason, if you were injured by someone who fell asleep while driving, Tampa car accident lawyer Armando Edmiston can protect your rights and help you get maximum compensation.
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 an 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.
If you were injured in a crash because of a fatigued driver, Tampa car accident attorney Armando Edmiston can meet with you at your convenience, listen to everything that happened, talk about your legal options, answer your questions, and help you figure out what steps to take next. Our law firm can also help you pursue a wrongful death claim if you’re the loved one of someone who was killed in a fatal car accident.
Armando Personal Injury Law won’t rest unless you win
Getting into an accident with someone who fell asleep while driving might seem straightforward, but all bets are off when it’s time to talk to the insurance company. That’s because insurance companies are notorious for offering minimal compensation to personal injury victims in the form of a quick cash settlement – all in hopes of getting rid of you as quickly and cheaply as possible.
Don’t let them make money off your bad luck. Tampa car accident lawyer Armando Edmiston knows what it takes to build a strong case on your behalf that gets real results. We will aggressively advocate for your best interests and work hard to get you the payout you deserve. Remember, our clients are family and we consider your problems our problems.
Best of all, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. That means it costs you nothing unless we win. It’s that easy. See how and experienced Tampa car accident attorney can help you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.