It is normal to drive while a little sleepy. Everyone has likely gotten behind the wheel of a car while tired, but there is a difference between driving while tired and driving while dangerously exhausted. Exhausted Alabama drivers are dangerous drivers, and research indicates that it is actually a significant health threat to every person on the road.
Driving while excessively exhausted can lead to a higher chance of a car accident. Like drunk drivers or distracted drivers, people who choose to drive while too tired to be safe are responsible for the choices they make. If you were hurt in an accident that resulted in injury and financial loss because of a drowsy driver, you have the right to explore your option to seek financial compensation.
What is so dangerous about being tired?
Everyone experiences exhaustion from time to time, but extreme tiredness can make it difficult to concentrate, make smart decisions behind the wheel and respond to potential hazards. According to a study done by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, tired drivers are responsible for as many as one out of every 10 accidents. Consider the following:
- The risk of involvement in an accident caused by a tired driver is dramatically higher at night.
- A significant number of accidents related to sleepiness were serious enough to cause the deployment of airbags, property damage and even personal injury.
- It is difficult to measure impairment that results from drowsiness, and the number of exhaustion-related accidents could be higher.
Many drivers do not want to admit that they are too tired to drive safely. For some, people may be unwilling to admit that they cannot operate a vehicle without being a threat to themselves and other motorists.
It is possible to prove that you suffered because of the negligence of another person, even if it may seem difficult to prove that the driver was exhausted at the time of your accident.
Fight for the rights of accident victims
A serious accident can have a negative impact on many areas of your life, including your physical well-being and your financial stability. You do not have to walk through the aftermath by yourself. You may find it beneficial to explore all of the legal options available to you.
With help, you can build a strong personal injury case that can allow you to recover your financial losses and move on with your life after a drowsy driving accident.