Hurt By a Drowsy Driver Who Fell Asleep at the Wheel?
Step into action now with Kent car accident lawyer Zach Herschensohn
Whether you were injured in a crash caused by someone fatigued driving or a drowsy driver who fell asleep at the wheel, Kent car accident attorney Zach Herschensohn can help you maximize the value of your claim so you don’t get left to pay for someone else’s negligent actions. The Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC has acquired millions in settlements and verdicts for injury victims throughout the Seattle metro area and knows how to prove the other driver’s negligence caused your crash. Let an aggressive and experienced Kent car accident lawyer get started on your case right away. Contact us today for your free consultation.
Tens of thousands of car accidents are caused by fatigued and drowsy drivers every year – and getting injured by someone who fell asleep at the wheel can be extremely upsetting. Without doing anything wrong, you’ve been injured, you’re in pain, you can’t work, and you’re beginning to get behind on all your bills. As if all that weren’t enough, the insurance company continues to question the extent of your injuries and keeps making you lowball settlement offers. You’ve bitten off more than you can chew, and you’re ready to call it quits.
It’s time to give the insurance company a wakeup call. Car accident attorney Zach Herschensohn is a no-nonsense negotiator who will advocate for your needs and fight to get you the compensation you’re entitled to. With that being said, he’s also an accomplished trial attorney who is more than willing to take things to the courtroom, where he feels right at home in front of a judge and jury.
What is drowsy driving?
A drowsy driver or a fatigued driver is someone who is too tired to remain alert and safely operate a vehicle. Common reasons for drowsy driving include:
- Not getting enough sleep
- Suffering from a sleep disorder
- Taking prescription medication or over the counter drugs
- Drunk driving or impaired driving from recreational drugs, such as marijuana
- Working overnight shifts and/or irregular hours
Is drowsy driving as dangerous as drunk driving?
While they are different, drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. One study by the National Sleep Foundation noted that someone who hasn’t had sleep in 18 hours will drive like they have a blood alcohol content of .05. The same study suggested someone who has been deprived sleep for 24 hours drives as if they have a blood alcohol content of .10. Drowsy driving and driving under the influence of alcohol both impact your ability to focus on the road, your decision making, your reaction time, and your overall ability to safely drive a car. As a result, thousands of people are injured and killed by drowsy drivers every year.
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If you’ve been injured in a car crash caused by a fatigued or drowsy driver, you may face an uphill battle trying to prove the other driver was asleep or falling asleep at the wheel. Kent car accident attorney Zach Herschensohn knows how to build a strong case on your behalf that the insurance company won’t be able to ignore. Get the compensation you need and deserve with Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC. Remember – you don’t pay anything unless we win. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. Contact us today for your free consultation.