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Can I Sue for Drowsy Driving?

If someone is injured in an accident due to another person’s actions, should the injured have to pay for their medical bills and missed work: obviously not. Lawsuits hold people accountable for the pain and harm they cause others through their negligent actions, but how far do lawsuits reach and what constitutes a negligent action? In this blog, we will determine if drowsy driving is a negligent action that constitutes a personal injury claim.

Is Drowsy Driving Negligent Driving?

Negligent driving is any form of driving seen as irresponsible by the general public. It is important to note that careless driving does not have to be illegal to be actionable in a personal injury claim. While some negligent driving methods are illegal, others are perfectly legal in the eyes of the criminal justice system. Therefore, negligent actions are not necessarily unlawful actions, but they are actionable in personal injury claims.

With this definition in mind, negligent driving manifests in a variety of forms:

  • drunk driving;
  • speeding;
  • distracted driving;
  • racing;
  • drowsy driving.

As you can see, drowsy driving is negligent driving!

Securing the Right Representation Matters

While drowsy driving is negligent driving, and therefore an actionable offense in personal injury claims, hiring the right representation can impact the outcome of your case. The facts of your case may be straightforward, but having a car accident attorney on your side can be the difference between a positive and negative outcome. Many lawyers never take matters to court, but our attorneys are savvy and capable in front of a judge and jury.

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