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Asleep At The Wheel Accidents Are Complicated

Count on Costa Mesa car accident attorney Daniel C. Carlton

Many people are tired all the time. So many of us work so hard, and with so much to do, many of us end up sleeping less in order to get things done. Eventually, not getting enough sleep catches up with all of us.

Most people do the smart thing when they feel tired while they're driving. They stop, pull over and take a break. Unfortunately, everyone doesn't do the same thing. Instead, they keep driving and fall asleep at the wheel - and end up causing a serious car accident.

Accidents caused by tired drivers remain one of the leading causes of car accidents. Knowing what to do after such a serious crash can be confusing. That's why we want to help. At the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton in Costa Mesa, we know how to handle such accidents because we've been doing this work for more than 40 years in Southern California. Car accident attorney Dan Carlton can work with you and make sure your case gets the attention it deserves.

Why asleep at the wheel accidents are so complicated

Accidents caused by tired drivers or people who completely fall asleep at the wheel might seem straightforward. You might even wonder why you need to hire an attorney to handle your accident. The reality is your case will likely turn out to be more complicated than you suspected. Reasons why include:

  • Sleeping driver has no memory of the accident.
  • Injuries often more serious since sleeping driver didn't slow down before crash.
  • Tried driver denies falling asleep at the time of the crash.
  • Other driver blames you for causing collision.
  • Evidence from accident scene no longer exists.
  • Other driver's insurance company believes other driver and denies your claim.

Remember, the other driver had a choice. That driver could have taken a break. Instead, the driver chose to keep driving and ended up causing your accident. That's why it's important to take legal action to protect your rights.

What we can do to help you

Some law firms avoid handling such complex cases. We thrive on them. That's because attorney Carlton is driven by his desire to achieve justice for people injured in car accidents caused by other drivers. He understands the seriousness of such cases and sincerely wants to help you.

When you have our legal team working for you, we can mount an aggressive investigation into your accident. We know how to analyze accident reports, especially when it comes to an asleep at the wheel accident. Often, there are telltale signs that the driver was sleep, including the lack of skid marks at the accident scene.

We also know how to effectively negotiate with insurance companies. If they refuse to cooperate, we're prepared to take them to court on your behalf. Put your trust in an auto accident attorney that puts you needs first. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation right now. Count on Carlton when it matters most.