Drowsy driving is a cause of serious accidents in Buffalo. In fact, drowsy driving is an even bigger risk factor in the U.S. than previously thought.
Using PERCLOS, a type of measurement involving the percentage of time a driver’s eyes are closed, the Study evaluated attention lapses by a driver’s due to lack of sleep. Of note, crashes that occurred in darkness were more than three times as likely as those that occurred during daylight to involve drowsiness.
An earlier study published in JAMA Internal Medicine discovered drowsy driving, like drunk driving, affected ability to drive. That study concluded that the main factors associated with a crash resulting in serious injury included alcohol ingestion and sleepiness at the wheel, which were synergic, having a combined effect.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, one in three adults do not get seven hours of sleep each night .
If you are hit by a drowsy driver while driving or walking in Buffalo and suffer serious physical injuries, you may be entitled to receiving compensation for your damages. Proving a driver caused an accident because they dozed off at the wheel is difficult and requires the assistance of a Buffalo car accident lawyer to gather pertinent evidence and documents to support your case. Call William Mattar today to schedule a consultation if you or a loved one in your family has been injured by a drowsy driver.