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Drowsy Driving Is A Real Danger To Sarasota Motorists

Have you ever been on a Florida roadway only to see someone swerving? Could they just not seem to keep the car between the lines, and did you wonder what was wrong with them? The answer might have been about a million different things. For instance, the individual could have had one too many margaritas with Mexican food at lunch. In turn, drunk driving was taking place.

Then again, perhaps the motorist was distracted by something like a text message. They were reading and attempting to reply to the message instead of paying attention to what they were supposed to be doing. These are definitely issues that happen behind the wheel, but they aren’t what we’re here to discuss today. Rather, drowsy driving is the topic of concern.

Think again if you believe drowsy driving doesn’t occur that often and cause accidents. It absolutely does, but we don’t want you to simply take our word for it. There are loads of facts and statistics to back up the claim. Hence, stick around and read on to gain some insight into the situation.

Accidents, Accidents, And More Accidents

Firstly, let’s touch on the point of how many drowsy driving incidents occur each year. They aren’t all in the Sunshine State, but they do happen here too. According to the Zebra, there are more than 100,000 accidents involving drowsy driving reported to the police annually. That is certainly a staggering figure, but perhaps these next numbers are even more amazing, but not in a good way.

Deaths And Injuries

The NHTSA or National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 50,000 people were injured in drowsy driving crashes in 2017. No two accidents are the same. Hence, damages vary from one event to the next. However, common wounds inflicted upon people in wrecks include:

  • Fractures/Broken Bones
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Burns, Lacerations, And Contusions

Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to walk away from drowsy driving accidents, though. The NHTSA also estimated that the drowsy driving crashes of 2017 caused 800 deaths. Thus, as you can see, not only do these situations occur, but they produce some dire consequences too.

Admitting Falling Asleep

Are you still wondering how often drowsy driving happens? Try this fact on for size. The Zebra research states that over 40 percent of drivers have admitted to falling asleep while operating motor vehicles. That’s a lot of people catching Z’s when they shouldn’t be. So, don’t think a drowsy driving incident in Florida can’t be in your future. All you have to do is be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The Final Thoughts

Have you been severely injured by a drowsy driver? How about a loved? Did a drowsy driving accident

with another party claim their life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might have the grounds to seek compensation. So, what are you waiting for? Contact Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh to schedule a free case evaluation today. The meeting will allow you and a personal injury attorney to discuss things and determine the appropriate course of action.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Drowsy Driving Is A Real Danger To Sarasota Motorists

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