Driving is a fact of life for most people, and necessary to get from point A to point B, to transport and to deliver goods. In today's fast paced and hectic life, personal situations such as an ill family member or new baby, and long work hours may lead to a lack of sleep. The risk of getting into an accident increases when a fatigued and drowsy driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle.
In fact, New York residents will find it interesting to learn that according to federal statistics, from 2000-2010 more than 11,000 deaths alone were attributed to drowsy driving. If someone has lost a family member or suffered a serious injury in a car accident due to a drowsy or fatigued driver, a Nassau County car accident attorney may be able to assist them recover compensation to cover their medical expenses.