Proving Drowsy Driving in a Car Accident Lawsuit

Most people understand that getting behind the wheel while sleepy poses a significant danger to other drivers on the road. Most people don’t intend to drive drowsy, but they neglect to take the necessary precautions when they might be at risk for driving drowsy.

For instance, when you are planning a lengthy road trip, the right thing to do would be to schedule in necessary breaks and have another person take the wheel for a while.

Commercial truckers and other drivers who spend a significant portion of their day behind the wheel can also be at risk of engaging in drowsy driving behaviors. Instead of taking the needed breaks to rest up, they often push through because they have deadlines to meet and packages or shipments to unload. This is a real problem.

If you’ve been injured in a vehicle collision and you think your crash can be attributed to drowsy driving, you are probably wondering how to prove that the driver who hit you was driving drowsy.

Proving a Drowsy Driving Lawsuit

It’s obviously difficult to prove drowsy driving because the evidence isn’t as concrete as other forms of reckless driving behavior.

For instance, when a drunk driver has struck you, the evidence will be readily available for you to collect. You could use the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) as evidence. Or, you can use the fact that the driver was convicted of a drunk driving crime for the collision you were involved in.

With drowsy driving, the evidence is not so clear. However, a good personal injury lawyer will be able to get you the evidence you need to prove your case. Your lawyer could use the following evidence to prove drowsy driving:

  • Vehicle phone logs can be used to show that the driver was on the road for an extended period of time with no breaks.
  • Commercial trucking logs can show how long the driver was working that day and if they violated any commercial trucking laws.
  • Witnesses could testify that the driver was veering in and out of their lane, which could suggest drowsy driving.

The above are just a few examples, and your injury lawyer will need to examine your specific case to see whether there is evidence that can prove your car crash case.

Damages You Could Be Entitled to for Your Drowsy Driving Vehicle Collision

Your vehicle collision has probably caused you to suffer extensive damages, which you are entitled to if you win your case. You could be paid for your property damage, medical bills, lost work wages, mental trauma, pain and suffering, lost life enjoyment, and many other damages.

Call a Vehicle Crash Attorney for Help with a Drowsy Driving Injury Case

Proving drowsy driving is not something most people can do without legal assistance. You need to win a settlement to pay for your damages, and you will increase the odds of a successful resolution to your crash case by partnering with an attorney at our firm.

You can reach The Kindley Firm, APC, and speak to a lawyer today during a free case consultation. Fill out the online form below or call 619-550-1313.