The NHTSA states that in 2013 drowsy drivers caused 72,000 auto accidents, 44,000 injuries, and 800 fatalities confirmed – and that up to 6000 fatalities per year may be the real number as driving while fatigued is likely underreported. One survey has shown that some 4% of people have admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel in the past 30 days.
Driving while fatigued is a major issue in the US. In addition to the obvious danger of falling asleep behind the wheel, people do not make proper decisions while fatigued, their reaction time is slower, they are unable to pay attention to their driving.
If you were injured in an accident due to a fatigued driver, call our auto accident lawyer in Dallas at (972) 599 4100.
DRIVING WHILE FATIGUED RISK GROUPS
The Texas Department of Transportation shows that in 2019 there were 9,198 reported accidents caused by fatigued or sleeping drivers. 156 people were killed in those accidents and 3,706 people were injured.
People who are at risk for driving while fatigued are commercial drivers who drive 18 wheelers or other commercial vehicles, people who work long or late shifts, people with sleep disorders like narcolepsy or sleep apnea, people who take prescriptions that make them drowsy, and alcohol. Warning signs that someone is fatigued are yawning or blinking often, missing turns, weaving in your lane, and going onto the side of the highway, and hitting the rumble strip.
LIABILITY FOR DRIVING WHILE FATIGUED
People who drive have a duty of care when they drive. If they are driving while fatigued they are more likely to violate their duty to follow the rules of the road and more likely to cause car wrecks. Investigations into collisions can uncover evidence that shows whether a driver was driving while fatigued. If a driver causes a car accident injury due to driving while fatigued they are responsible for any damage they have caused.
SERIOUS INJURIES AS A RESULT OF AUTO ACCIDENTS
Car accidents can result in serious injuries that have a long-term impact on a person’s life. The attorneys at the Law Office of Doug Goyen understand how devastating some of these injuries can be, which is why we fight for the full amount of compensation our clients deserve in order for them to receive the best medical care possible. The following are examples of common serious injuries sustained in car accidents:
Car accident victims may experience delayed symptoms at times, which is why you should never delay seeking medical attention. Concussion symptoms, for example, often take longer to manifest and may not be apparent immediately following a crash, especially with all of the adrenaline coursing through your system. It is critical that you see a medical professional as soon as possible after being involved in a collision to prevent any injuries from worsening.
Victims of Car Accidents in Texas Are Entitled to Compensation
If you are able to file a claim for damages, we will assist you in determining which types and amounts to include in your initial demand letter to the at-fault party. Every car accident case is different, with different damages and losses suffered by survivors. Seeking an appropriate amount can improve your chances of obtaining a successful insurance settlement. A Dallas auto accident lawyer from the Law Office of Doug Goyen can review your case and determine an appropriate settlement amount. We can assist you in obtaining this amount or more from an insurance company or another defendant.
Medical bills in the past
Future hospital bills and health care expenses
Past and future lost wages
Vehicle repairs or replacement
Physical pain and suffering
Wrongful death damages
If you were seriously injured or a loved one died in a car accident in Texas, your case could be worth a lot of money. Do not allow an insurance company to persuade you to settle for less than your case’s true potential value. Retain an attorney from our firm to assist you in fighting for the compensation you require to move forward in comfort and confidence. During a free initial consultation at the Law Office of Doug Goyen, we can review your case.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen has decades of experience representing victims in car accident injury cases. Attorney Goyen is a Dallas car accident lawyer who has settled thousands of cases and obtained millions of dollars for his clients. Protect your rights. Contact our office before you speak to the insurance company. Our priority is to our clients and ensuring they receive the maximum compensation they can recover in car accident injury cases.
FREE CASE REVIEWS
If you are looking for a Dallas accident lawyer, call (972) 599 4100. We offer free phone consultations. We also provide a free strategy session. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, legal issues involved, and legal issues we identify as being critical to maximizing the compensation owed.
THERE IS NO FEE IF WE DO NOT WIN
You owe us nothing if we are unable to recover. We charge a contingency fee structured to take a percentage of what we recover. As a performance-based contract, the better we do for you, the better we do for ourselves. This aligns our interests in the case with our client’s interests.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR OFFICE
Law Office of Doug Goyen
15851 Dallas Pkwy #605
Addison, Texas 75001
(972) 599 4100 phone
(972) 398 2629 fax
Directions to our office: We are on the southbound side of the service road to the Tollway. Stay on the Dallas North Tollway until you come to the Keller Springs exit. Take the Keller Spring exit. Stay on the service road on the southbound side and go just past Keller Springs. Our office is the 2nd building south of Keller Springs, located on the service road to the North Dallas Tollway in the Madison Business Center on the 6th floor.
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