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Dangers of Drowsy Driving

One of the most problematic effects of the increasing demands on people’s time is that regular and sufficient sleep often fall by the wayside as an individual attempts to maximize his or her time. The resulting fatigue and drowsiness can significantly impair a driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, thereby exposing other motorists and pedestrians to the risk of serious injury or death in the event of a collision.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drowsy driver then you may wish to consider taking legal action. The negligent behavior that has resulted in harm to you or your property cannot be permitted. Contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

A Prominent Hazard

Each year in the United States there are countless car accidents in which drowsiness plays a notable role. This is because of the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation for a driver’s cognitive and motor function. Some of the direct results of inadequate sleep can include:

  • Microsleep – in which a person unknowingly lapses out of consciousness for a brief period, an obvious danger when that person is behind the wheel
  • Inability to focus attention on the task of driving or the surrounding roadway
  • Effects similar to being under the influence of alcohol
  • Slowed reaction time

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Let our experienced attorneys help you pursue the financial compensation that you deserve if you have been injured by a drowsy driver. Contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to discuss the facts of your case.

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