The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Apr 17, 2020 - Personal Injury

Nowadays, drivers are seemingly more distracted than ever. Everyone has hectic schedules, places to be, and people to meet. Understandably, this wears on many of us. Because of this, many people drive while tired or fatigued. When you hear the term “driver negligence,” you probably initially picture someone driving under the influence, speeding, or texting while driving. However, getting behind the wheel of a car while drowsy is also extremely dangerous. In a recent study, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimated that approximately 328,000 auto accidents are caused by drowsy driving every year in the United States alone. Unfortunately, about one-third of those crashes involve serious, sometimes permanent injuries. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a car accident because of someone who was simply too tired to be driving, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I sue a driver for an accident?

To sue a driver for injuries sustained in a car accident, you will have to hire an attorney who can prove that you were injured as a direct result of that driver’s negligence. If the driver was asleep at the wheel, we may be able to subpoena security camera footage that captured the sleeping driver at the time of the accident. Furthermore, we can use witness testimony if, for example, someone saw a sleeping driver cross a double-yellow line and crash into your vehicle. Our firm can also use your medical documents, pictures of the accident, and more to prove your personal injury claim. 

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida?

Oftentimes, after sustaining an injury in an accident, people will wait to see if they heal naturally, without having to see a doctor and pay astronomical medical bills for treatment. Generally, we advise against this, because a) your injuries may only get worse over time, and b) there is a statute of limitations in place and if you miss it, you will most likely be barred from suing in the future. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, which means that in most cases, you will have four years from the date of your accident to sue the driver responsible. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long–we are ready to fight for your right to a swift recovery today. 

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.

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