Asleep At The Wheel Accident Lawyer
We fight for the rights of injury victims in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana
Tired drivers cause some of the most serious car accidents in Indiana. If a driver is asleep at the wheel at the time of the crash, they may be traveling at a high rate of speed. As a result, the injuries sustained by the driver and passengers in the other vehicle can be severe.
Asleep at the wheel accidents might seem like victimless crashes but the reality is drivers have a choice. If someone’s tired, they should not be on the road. They should stop and take a break. When they don’t and they cause an accident, they need to be held accountable for their actions.
That’s our job. If you or a loved one was injured in a crash caused by a sleeping or tired driver in Indiana, we can fight for your rights. Our dedicated legal team at Glaser & Ebbs can aggressively investigate your case. We understand how the legal system works. We know why accidents happen. That’s because our lawyers have more 100 years of combined legal experience representing injury victims in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana.
What accidents often involve sleeping drivers?
Accidents caused by tired or sleeping drivers can cover a wide range. Some of the most serious crashes involved asleep at the wheel drivers include:
- High-speed collisions since sleeping drivers don’t slow down to avoid a collision
- Accidents involving intoxicated drivers, who also often fall asleep at the wheel
- Highway accidents, especially late at night or early in the morning
- Accidents on rural roads at nighttime
- Fatal car accidents, especially high-speed collisions
Whatever the circumstances of your crash, an experienced attorney can thoroughly investigate your accident and help you hold the at-fault driver responsible for your accident.
Who determines how the accident happened?
Part of what makes asleep at the wheel accidents complicated is the driver might not remember what happened. Other times, the driver might deny being asleep at the time of the crash. Whatever the circumstances, the insurance companies for all drivers involved often play the biggest role in determining who is at fault and how the accident happened.
Investigations often rely heavily on the official accident report completed by the investigating police officer. Insurance companies – and their attorneys – often conduct their own independent investigations to determine why an accident happened.
It is critical that you have a lawyer conducting your own independent investigation. The at-fault driver’s insurance company will often do everything they can to reduce or deny your claim. By having an attorney investigating your crash, you can gather evidence in support of your claim and demand the money you deserve.
Why should I hire a lawyer?
Investigating your accident is just one reason why you should have a legal team on your side, standing up for your rights. When you have a dedicated attorney representing you, they can help you in many ways, including:
- Challenge statements made by the at-fault driver if they try to deny responsibility or deny being asleep at the time of the crash.
- Deal directly with insurance companies on your behalf.
- Negotiate a settlement claim on your behalf.
- File a lawsuit on your behalf, particularly if the at-fault driver’s insurance company refuses to negotiate or denies your injury claim.
You often only have one opportunity to obtain all the compensation you deserve for current and future accident-related expenses. Make sure you make the most of your opportunity for justice. Hire an experienced attorney to represent you.
Get a lawyer focused on winning your case. Contact us.
The attorney you choose can often make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case. We believe we’re the right law firm for the job for many reasons. Most importantly, we have extensive experience handling tough accident claims. We know how to find evidence that proves the driver was asleep at the time of your crash, whether it’s the lack of skid marks on the road or statements made by the at-fault driver about not remembering what happened. We also never lose sight of what matters most – your best interests.
Make the most of your opportunity for justice. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our law firm after your accident. We have offices in Fort Wayne and other locations conveniently located throughout Indiana.