Recent studies reveal that Texas has the highest rate of drowsy driving in the United States. In a nationwide study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.2% of Americans admitted to falling asleep while driving. However, 6.1% of Texans admitted to falling asleep while driving in the same study. Further, approximately 91,000 accidents are caused by drowsy drivers each year, involving 70,000 injuries and 6,000 fatalities. In 2016 alone, 22.1% of fatal accidents involving sleepy drivers were in Texas. The state with the second most fatal accidents involving sleepy drivers was Alabama, with 6% of fatal accidents.
Drowsy driving is extremely dangerous and comparable to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Further, the injuries and fatalities caused by drowsy drivers are just as serious as those caused by drunk drivers.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident involving a drowsy driver, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable.
The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.