Avoiding Fatigued Driving Accidents
Every year, almost 10,000 car accidents across the United States are attributed to drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Fatigued driving is a major threat to the safety of everyone on the road, especially late at night and early in the morning. Sadly, many innocent motorists are involved in devastating accidents through no fault of their own because another motorist was reckless and fell asleep at the wheel.
Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be incredibly difficult. Not only do you have to deal with car repairs and insurance companies, but you may also suffer serious injuries that could cause you long-term pain and suffering. To learn about the legal options available to car accident victims, contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.
Battling Driver Fatigue
Fortunately, there are things you can do to lessen your chances of causing an accident by falling asleep at the wheel. Be sure to keep the following points in mind when driving, especially when driving at night or in the morning:
- Have someone else in the car with you, especially if you are taking a long trip
- Avoid eating heavy meals before driving or during your trip
- Pull over and walk in a safe area for 10 to 15 minutes if you begin feeling tired
- Get plenty of rest the night before taking a long trip
- If you are having trouble staying awake, stop driving and get some sleep
Unfortunately, even if you do everything you can to be a safe driver, you cannot control the actions of other motorists, and you may be involved in a car accident caused by another driver.
If you were involved in a car accident with a drowsy driver, the Sheboygan car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are here to help you fight for the financial compensation you need. Call us today at 800-242-2874 and learn more about what our dedicated attorneys can do to help.