Drowsy Driving Settlements & Lawsuits in Washington
Sleep-caused car accidents are almost always the fault of the drowsy driver who has a legal duty of care. Drivers have an obligation to drive safely—being mindful of the safety and wellbeing of themselves and others. Drivers that fall asleep at the wheel have violated their legal duty of care and are legally responsible for the damages they cause.
Davis Law Group has extensive experience with car and pedestrian collisions caused by drowsy drivers that have caused serious accidents.
Accidents Caused By Drivers Who Fell Asleep
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 2.5% of fatal crashes and 2% of injury crashes involve a driver that has fallen asleep-at-the-wheel. Other organizations estimate that 5,000 or 6,000 fatal crashes each year may be caused by drowsy drivers.
Drowsy driving crashes are most frequently cases by commercial drivers; shift workers; drivers with sleep disorders (sleep apnea); drivers taking sedative medications; and those who don’t get adequate sleep.
More than a third of drivers report having fallen asleep behind the wheel at some point in their lives, and more than one in ten has fallen asleep behind the wheel in the past year.
Your Questions Answered, Your Legal Options Explained
Davis Law Group has represented countless victims of motor vehicle accidents caused by a drowsly driver that fell asleeep at the wheel. If you have been injured by a driver who fell asleep and caused an accident, it may be in the best interests of you and your family to consult with an attorney about your legal options.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident our legal staff is here to help you better understand your legal rights so you can start your journey to justice. Call Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000 or use the contact form on this page to schedule a free consultation.