Did you know that drowsy driving, a driver who falls asleep at the wheel, can be just as dangerous and devastating as drunk driving when it comes to damage, injury, and death? Drowsy driving causes at least 100,000 crashes per year, according to the U. S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These accidents result in about 40,000 individuals being injured and 1,500 deaths. However, experts at the NHTSA explain that the numbers are actually much higher-up to 6,000 fatal crashes each year. Because it is very difficult to prove a sleep-related accident, these numbers tend to be inaccurate.
We think of crashes as one vehicle colliding with another. A route to compensation is clear. The injured party files a claim against the driver who caused the accident.