Drowsy Driving Wrecks in Georgia
November 30, 2020
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What does drowsy driving have in common with drunk driving? Quite a lot, you may be surprised to learn. Studies show that driving when tired is just as dangerous as driving when intoxicated.Also, as with drunk driving, drowsy driving is an individual’s choice – one that puts others at risk of being hurt or killed in a crash. Individuals that make this choice deserve to be held accountable. If we take on your car accident case, Mann Law Firm will take a close look at whether driver fatigue played a role. We can work with investigators and experts to determine how fatigue caused your crash, and we can seek maximum compensation for your losses. Mann Law Firm takes pride in exploring all options on behalf of our clients and paying close attention to their needs. If you live in Macon or elsewhere in Middle Georgia, contact us today to learn more. Call (478) 742-3381 or submit our online form. Our case reviews are always free.
Why Is Drowsy Driving Dangerous?The Mann Law Firm investigates the role of drowsiness in car accident cases because we know just how dangerous this type of driving can be. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a person who has gone 18 hours without sleeping can be as impaired as one with a 0.05 blood alcohol concentration (BAC). A person who goes 24 hours without rest is as impaired as someone with a 0.10 BAC. A driver impaired by fatigue may lack alertness, motor skills and reasonable judgment. The driver may:
- Fall asleep at the wheel
- Drift across lanes or off the road
- Drive through red lights or stop signs at intersections
- Fail to notice motorcycles, bicyclists, pedestrians or stopped cars in front of them
- Suddenly speed up or slow down in congested traffic
- Fail to use turn signals or headlights
- Work records or time sheets showing the at-fault driver’s shift lengths
- Medical records showing sleep disorders or sleep-inducing prescriptions
- Toll booth, hotel or meal receipts revealing how long the driver had been on the road.