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Is Drowsy Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving?

“Don’t drink and drive.” It’s an unavoidable message, drilled into our children’s heads in school, blasted on the television during the evenings and lighting up street signs on nights and weekends. Most people understand the inherent dangers of drinking and driving. Alcohol reduces alertness, reaction time and focus, among other things, making the drunk driver a dangerous force on the road. But many people don’t realize that drowsy driving can be dangerous as well. For years, experts have been stressing that Americans need to be more careful about driving while tired. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has reported that even a small amount of sleep deprivation can dramatically increase a person’s chance of serious injury or death. Even driving on five or six hours of sleep, which is normal for many people, can double your chances of getting into a car accident compared to driving on seven hours of…
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Are Head-On Crashes Usually the Result of Drunk Driving?

A recent Lafayette head-on car wreck involving a drunk driver raises the question: How often are drunk drivers responsible for head-on crashes? KATC-TV featured a report on the head-on car accident. Reportedly, the crash happened on Interstate 10 and claimed the life of a 24-year-old Florida woman. The accident happened around 4 am on a section of I-10 known as the Atchafalaya Freeway near the Whiskey Bay exit. There are no shoulders along this section of I-10. The 24-year-old Florida woman was driving a Toyota westbound on the highway leading up to the deadly wreck. The alleged drunk driver was traveling east in the westbound lane prior to colliding head-on with the Toyota. Following the wreck, the 24-year-old woman was taken to a hospital in Lafayette, where she later died. For the alleged drunk driver, if convicted, this would be his fourth DWI. In addition to the DWI, the 28-year-old…
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What are My Options After a Drunk Driver Hits Me?

Otters hold hands while they sleep so they don’t float away from each other. Off topic, but there had to be something adorable to offset how depressing the facts about drunk driving are. Every two hours in the United States, someone dies after a drunk driver hits them. Depressing or not, you do have options when a drunk driver hits you. Legal Options After a Drunk Driver Hits You File a civil case – The state prosecutor or district attorney does not represent victims for compensation. To pursue compensation, you should file a civil case against the drunk driver. By doing so, you are seeking “damages,” financial compensation, from him or her. Compensation though their insurance – Shortly after the accident, the drunk driver’s insurance company will contact you. They will probably offer you a sizable sum of money to cover your damages. Be cautious in accepting this amount. They…
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