How Often Does Driver Fatigue Contribute to Auto Accidents?

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How Often Does Driver Fatigue Contribute to Auto Accidents?

Auto accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, however, they are most often a direct result of driver negligence. There is a wide range of behaviors that may be classified as negligence, such as driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, ignoring rules and regulations of the road, and more. That said, one of the most overlooked types of driver negligence is driving while fatigued. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated New York City personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about driver fatigue and how we can help if you’ve been hurt due to another driver getting behind the wheel while drowsy or fatigued. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How often does driver fatigue lead to auto accidents in the United States?

The statistics concerning fatigued driving are alarming. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driver fatigue is a factor in about 100,000 police-reported crashes every year, resulting in nearly 800 fatalities and about 50,000 injuries. However, these numbers may be only the tip of the iceberg, as many fatigue-related crashes are not reported or identified, as illustrated in a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which estimated that 328,000 drowsy driving crashes occur annually, of which 109,000 result in an injury and about 6,400 are fatal.

How can I prove that my auto accident was caused by another driver’s fatigue?

If you were injured by a fatigued driver, you’re most likely wondering whether you’re entitled to compensation. The answer depends largely on whether you can prove the other party was, in fact, fatigued, and that their negligence was the direct cause of your accident. This isn’t always easy to prove, which is why it’s always best to retain the services of a seasoned New York City personal injury lawyer who can work to gather and present evidence on your behalf. To win your claim, your lawyer will take various steps, including investigating the crash scene, reviewing the driver’s logbook and records, interviewing witnesses, consulting with experts, and overall working to build a strong case on your behalf.

If you have further questions, or you believe you were injured at the hands of a negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny for a free consultation today.

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