Drowsy Driving Accident Loans

Uplift is happy to provide drowsy driving accident loans to plaintiffs in need. If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, and have hired an attorney to win your case, apply online or give us a call at (800) 385-3660.

Drowsy driving affects more people than you think. While the dangers of drowsy driving are not frequently discussed, they can be equivalent to the dangers of drunk driving. The symptoms of drunk driving and drowsy driving are similar, and include a decrease in awareness and reaction time, poor memory/ judgement and higher risk of crashing. “[Drowsy driving] claimed 846 lives in 2014” (NHTSA). Read this article to learn more about drowsy driving and how to hold a drowsy driver liable.

Lawsuit Loans for Your Drowsy Driving Accident Case

If you are the plaintiff in a personal injury case involving drowsy driving, we can help with lawsuit loans for financial support before your case settles.

Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. If you were hit by a driver who seems “out of it” or overly tired, this can be extremely helpful for your case. If you suspect drunk or drugged driving, be sure to inform the police so that they can fully evaluate the offending driver.

Uplift Legal Funding puts the plaintiff first with a rate and terms match or beat guarantee. We love helping plaintiffs involved in car accidents get the settlement they deserve.

Causes of Drowsy Driving

The causes of drowsy driving vary, but the main reasons include:

  • Longer workweeks and overworked professionals
  • Sleep disorders
  • Drivers who lack sufficient sleep
  • Commercial drivers
  • Shift workers

Determining Liability

Determining liability in a drowsy driving accident can be a bit tricky, as there is no real “test” to prove drowsiness. The plaintiff’s ultimate goal is to prove negligence on the part of the defendant for getting behind the wheel while sleepy. Look for the following clues that indicate negligence took place.

  • Skid marks. If there are none, that might indicate that the driver did not brake in attempt to avoid the crash.
  • Cell phone records. These might show evidence of long distances travelled by the defendant, which constitutes as negligence.
  • Find out if the driver is on any medication. If the driver is on medication that has a drowsiness side effect, that suggests the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Preventative Measures

To avoid falling asleep at the wheel, be sure to follow these preventative measures. Your actions could save a life, including your own.

  • Listen to your body. If you catch yourself nodding off, excessively blinking or yawning, drifting, etc., that is your body urging you to rest. It is best to pull over and take a quick 20 minute nap.
  • See a doctor about any possible sleep disorders.
  • Avoid driving long distances or taking road trips alone. Make sure you alternate driving with a friend to avoid drowsiness.
  • Try not to drive late at night. This is the sleepiest time.

Uplift Legal Funding

Uplift Legal Funding is a leading provider of lawsuit loans nationwide. We love working with plaintiffs and helping them get the settlement they deserve.

To get started, apply online or give us a call at (800) 385-3660.