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The Danger of Tired Driving

One of the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Farmington Hills & the Detroit Metro Area

Drowsy driving is similar to drunk driving in how it affects the motorist's ability to focus and drive well. Driving while fatigued has potentially devastating effects. As a rule, an alarming amount of drivers on the road are sleep-deprived. It takes being up for just 18 hours to have the equivalent of a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05. If someone drives after having stayed up for 24 hours, it is like he or she is driving with a BAC of 0.10. In order to qualify for driving under the influence, it only takes a BAC of only 0.08. This essentially means that driving without sleep can hinder someone just as much as being drunk on the road.

A poll from the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of adult drivers (that would be 168 million people on the road) drive drowsy. As much as 37% admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the low approximation that there are 100,000 crashes caused by tired drivers every year, causing an estimated 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries annually. This just takes into account the crashes that are reported as caused by drowsy driving, a factor that often slips under the radar in many accidents. Younger drivers may be especially prone to finding themselves in a collision due to sleepiness since they are less likely to pull over for a nap.

Unfortunately, something as simple as driving tired is a common cause of car accidents. If you are a victim, you should not face the disastrous consequences on your own. When someone else is at fault for your injuries or even wrongful death of a loved one, then you are entitled to compensation to help with recovery, to help you move on in life. Especially in the event that you have lost someone dear to you, do not wait to contact a Farmington Hills car accident lawyer from our firm.

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At this difficult time, it would be invaluable to find trusted legal support. Not only can a qualified car accident lawyer from our firm help you find out what you are owed in compensation, but we can fight for you to be awarded the full amount. Were you or a loved one injured in a car accident caused by a tired driver? Then let a top personal injury attorney from Abrahams Law help. We have 25 years of experience in representing injured clients, winning multi-million dollar settlements for past clients. We are dedicated to providing clients with personable service and am willing to fight for the compensation that can help you take the next step in life.

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