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Asleep at the Wheel Accidents

Asleep While Driving Accidents


An asleep at the wheel accident in California is not uncommon and can be extremely dangerous. Each year, fatigued drivers who fall asleep may be responsible for up to 20 percent of all fatal crashes, according to some estimates. Asleep at the wheel statistics for fatal accidents may be underrepresented, since it can be difficult to prove if a driver who perished in an accident fell asleep while driving.

If you or someone you know was injured in an asleep while driving accident, contact an experienced California lawyer. Our Santa Rosa personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman have the experience and resources needed to get clients full and fair compensation for their losses.


Although the signs of tired driving might be difficult to identify at the time that you're on the road, they are painstakingly evident after the fact. Therefore, a crucial aspect to the investigative processes that are conducted after your accident should be the driving behaviors of the at-fault driver at the time that the accident occurred. Any of the following behaviors could serve as a clear indication to our injury team that the collision which injured you was the result of a driver who fell asleep at the wheel.

  • Drifting between lanes
  • Yawning or blinking excessively
  • Hitting rumble strips on the road
  • Trouble recalling the minutes and miles immediately preceding the accident
  • Missing a previous exit that could have gotten the driver to his or her destination


About 37 percent of all drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel at least once in their lifetime, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Agency reported that there are roughly 56,000 road crashes due to driver fatigue each year in the United States. About 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths are attributed to asleep at the wheel accidents.

An attorney familiar with California law can help victims of asleep while driving accidents pursue damages for medical expenses, costs related to car repair, lost wages and other expenses related to a car accident. If you lost a loved one in an asleep while driving accident, we may be able to help you prepare a wrongful death lawsuit.

At The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we want to listen to you and discuss your legal options. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation. Don't let the insurance company low-ball your settlement or deny your claim. Take back control. Choose The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman. Show them you mean business.


Accidents that are caused by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel are entirely avoidable. Accordingly, anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one in this type of accident should immediately speak to an attorney from our firm about the legal options available to them. With the help of The Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, you can take legal action to seek the compensation that you deserve for the damages that were caused to you and / or your family. Financial compensation can be awarded to cover any of the following costs:

  • Car repair
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Other related expenses

For individuals who are suffering the loss of a family member after a fatigued driver accident, a wrongful death lawsuit might be the best course of action to take on his or her behalf. Our personal injury team of attorneys is prepared to help you with any type of injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit that you wish to pursue after a tired driving accident, so don't hesitate to contact our office today.

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