Fatigued and Asleep at the Wheel Accidents in Texas
Our law firm fights to hold negligent drivers accountable
To safely drive a car, it’s a given that you must be awake and alert. Yet too many Texas drivers choose to put themselves and others at risk by getting behind the wheel when they’re extremely tired. If you were hurt in a car accident caused by a fatigued driver, you need a strong advocate in your corner. You need the Texas asleep at the wheel accident lawyers at Tracey & Fox.
Understanding the devastating impact of fatigued driving
Falling asleep at the wheel may seem understandable. Texans work hard, and they may have to drive at odd hours or after being up late. However, the fact of the matter is that getting behind the wheel when you’re too tired to drive is incredibly dangerous. Driving after being awake for 24 hours, for example, is equivalent to a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.10 – for reference, the legal limit in Texas is 0.08. We rightly consider drunk drivers to be irresponsible and negligent, and we should hold fatigued drivers to the same standard.
Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel have a choice. They can stop for an energy drink or pull over on a side street and rest. When they don’t make safe choices, people get hurt – and we fight to hold them accountable.
How we investigate asleep at the wheel accidents
Investigating an asleep at the wheel accident can be difficult because drivers who fall asleep may deny that it happened. In fact, they may not even remember the crash. We’ll review their statements and find the telltale evidence that shows they were fatigued at the moment of impact. We’ll talk to witnesses – both people who saw the wreck itself, and those who may have seen the driver beforehand and observed that he or she was visibly exhausted. We’ll also investigate the accident scene itself. Often, drivers who fall asleep at the wheel don’t hit the brakes before impact, which mean there’s a notable lack of skid marks.
We’ll also listen to your story and find out the full amount of damages (financial compensation) you are owed. Fatigued drivers often cause serious accidents, including head-on collisions, and the consequences can be severe. Between medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses, not to mention damage to your vehicle, you may be owed hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.
We’ll go to the insurance company and demand the full amount you are owed. If they won’t offer a fair settlement, we’re ready to take them to trial.
After your accident, trust an attorney who puts in the hard work to get serious results for Texas drivers. Schedule your free consultation with an asleep at the wheel accident attorney today.