According to the National Sleep Foundation, fatigued motorists cause 100,000 collisions every year. Despite this statistic, most people are surprised to learn that drowsy driving poses many of the same risks as drunk driving. In fact, individuals who have been awake for 18 hours have the same response time and coordination as those who have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent.
Calculating the value of a specific claim is a complicated process—especially in cases that involve permanent disabilities or wrongful death. In addition to economic damages, such as medical bills and lost income, you may also be entitled to non-economic damages, which do not have an objectively verifiable value and, therefore, can be more difficult to calculate and prove.