South Carolina Drowsy Driving Accident Lawyer
Have you ever gotten behind the wheel when you were feeling sleepy? If so, you’re not alone. Sixty percent of all adults admit to driving while drowsy in the past year. And a shocking 37 percent – or 103 million drivers – say they have actually fallen asleep. Fatigued driving does not get the same attention as drunk driving or texting while driving. But it is just as dangerous:
- Around 100,000 car crashes are caused by driver fatigue each year.
- Up to 1,550 people are killed and 71,000 are injured as a result.
- This costs the country $12.5 billion in losses.
And these figures may be the tip of the iceberg, since it is sometimes difficult to attribute crashes to sleepiness.