Can I Sue the Drowsy Driver Who Caused My Car Accident?
When we’re on the road, we hope that other drivers are being as careful and considerate as we are. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Another driver might be drowsy, especially if it’s late at night, and the resulting collision can cause serious injuries.
Unfortunately, you might be unsure how to handle a claim. Can you sue the drowsy driver who caused your car accident? Fortunately, you should have a chance to sue when you’re injured by a drowsy driver. When you’re ready to file, a lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you fight back and get the compensation you deserve.
Drowsy Driving Is Dangerous
Driving drowsy, unfortunately, is common and especially dangerous. When you’re drowsy, you don’t have the same focus and reflexes needed to avoid an accident.
Even if a drowsy driver manages to stay awake, they might not have the judgement needed to slow down when approaching another car, or they might not be paying attention to the car in the other lane until it’s too late.
Because they chose to drive drowsy, much like other reckless drivers might choose to drive drunk or distracted, they were negligent with your safety. That means they’re liable for the damages they caused, and it means that you should receive compensation for the suffering they put you through.
Getting Compensation After the Accident
Once you’ve determined that you’re eligible for a lawsuit and you’re ready to file, you’ll need to ensure you know exactly what your claim is worth. A drowsy driver can destroy your health and sense of wellbeing—not to mention your property—and you should receive full compensation for all the ways your life has been impacted.
As such, you should seek both economic and non-economic damages. The first covers the financial losses involved with an accident. So, if you have bills related to your accident, add those expenses to your claim’s total value.
You should also receive non-economic damages, but these can be a little harder to calculate. You’ll need to find the worth of your emotional and mental suffering, depending on your experiences, because of the car accident. The total value of your claim might include any or all the following losses:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of security
- Emotional trauma
Legal Help for a Drowsy Driving Accident
Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer when another driver hits you. A lawyer can help you fight back when you’ve had to ask, “Can I sue the drowsy driver who caused my car accident?” If you have damages and extensive losses from an auto wreck that you didn’t cause, you deserve to receive compensation for your suffering.
It’s not always easy to do alone, though. At Craig Swapp & Associates, we know how difficult it can be to file without help, which is why we offer free consultations. We’ll guide you through the injury claims process and explain how we can help before you sign any contracts.
Seeking more information about your drowsy driver crash? Reach out to our attorneys by calling 1-800-404-9000 or by filling out the online form below.