Many experts consider a fatigued driver just as dangerous as a driver who is impaired by drugs or alcohol. Drowsiness can result in slower reactions times affecting a drivers ability to react properly to dangers on the roads.
Research suggests that a person who has been awake for 24 hours performs at the same level as a driver who has been tested with a 0.10 blood-alcohol content. This would qualify that person as a drunk driver in California.
A Southern California car accident can take place in mere seconds. A tired driver may take a second too long to react to a road defect or a person crossing the road. The results can be devastating.
An accident with a tired driver can leave you or a loved one with a debilitating injury and can have lasting effects on your life. If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, you should contact one of our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 989-6385.
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