The Car Connection posted an article examining a study done in Australia that compared drivers with sleep apnea, a chronic condition that causes disrupted sleep in those that have it, whom, as a result, are likely to suffer from daytime drowsiness, to those without the condition. The researchers found that those with the condition are three times more likely to be involved in an auto accident than the general population. As obvious as the results may seem, drivers with sleep apnea or any circumstantial drowsiness must be aware of their vulnerable state as we move into the holiday season. More trucks, and therefore truck drivers, often working long hours with little to no break, and drivers that are intoxicated, will be on the road. Always be aware and alert while driving.
If you or someone you love are in accident, however, and you believe another party to be at fault, contact Haire Law. Our personal injury attorneys will evaluate your case and assist you on every step of the way. Visit the contact us page or call 940-484-5555.