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Study—As Many as a Quarter of Adult Drivers May Be at Risk of Drowsy Driving Accidents


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7/16/2015
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A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 25,580 people died and many more were injured in 2012 auto accidents from January through September. Being prepared before an accident can enable a victim to obtain all the necessary information that will be helpful to their case.

Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident you should discuss your case with an accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.

A study published in the medical journal The Lancet indicated that as many as a quarter of all adults do not get enough sleep each night and approximately 10 percent have insomnia.

Researchers analyzed previous scientific databases and findings from major sleep studies conducted over five years. They found that people with insomnia are twice as likely to have congestive heart failure than those with normal sleep patterns. People with insomnia are five times as likely to suffer from depression or other anxiety disorders. They are also more likely to suffer from substance abuse than those with normal sleep patterns.

Researchers have also found a correlation between insomnia and an increased risk of being in an auto accident. People who have less sleep are more likely to fall asleep on long car trips, leading to an increased chance of a single car accident.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith. We can obtain the relevant evidence including police reports.



Category: Distracted Driving

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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