Falling asleep at the wheel is not limited to long-haul truck drivers. It can happen to anyone. And like truck drivers, drivers of cars and other types of motor vehicles have a responsibility to operate safely. When they know they are fatigued when they get behind the wheel, they may be held liable for any injuries or fatalities they cause.
At The Jasmer Law Firm, our principal attorney advocates for clients who were injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by tired motorists who fell asleep. We file lawsuits to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and other costs and damages. We also file wrongful death claims for clients whose loved ones died as a result of a falling asleep at the wheel accident.
Research, Investigation and Analysis
Our lawyer is known for his exacting analysis of evidence that allows him to tell the story of the accident. He consults with accident reconstructionists and investigators, physicians, sleep disorder experts and other medical providers. These specialists can help identify the at-fault party and can document the impact of the accident on our client's life, career and family. In addition to employing skilled accident investigators, our lawyer will visit the scene of the accident, review law enforcement reports and interview witnesses to build a strong and compelling case.
Falling asleep at the wheel can mean that a driver drifts over the center line or median. It can cause a driver to run a stop sign, move into another lane or run off the road entirely. When investigating cases such as these, we find out whether there were skid marks, braking marks or other indicators that the driver tried to stop. If there are none, this could be evidence of falling asleep at the wheel. We explore issues such as these as we construct cases on behalf of our injured clients.
Did a negligent driver fall asleep at the wheel and cause an auto accident? Discuss the matter with us for free. We don't collect attorney fees unless we get compensation for you. To contact our firm, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.