Asleep at the Wheel Accidents in Wilmington, NC
Trust attorney Richard Flexner to fight for you
Were you hit by a driver who was fatigued or fell asleep at the wheel? You shouldn’t have to pay for the cost of their negligence. You have medical bills piling up, and you may not be able to work. A Wilmington car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Richard Flexner will stand up for you.
A law firm that holds negligent drivers accountable
It seems understandable that some people fall asleep at the wheel. People in Wilmington work hard and may not get enough sleep. The fact of the matter is that when you get behind the wheel of a car, safety always comes first. Research shows that driving while very tired is just as dangerous as driving drunk.
Like drunk drivers, tired drivers have a choice – they can call a friend for a ride, stop for an energy drink or pull over and rest before continuing their drive. When they make unsafe choices, we hold them accountable.
We know how to get to the bottom of what happened
Any car crash can be confusing, but asleep at the wheel accidents can be very hard to unpack. These accidents usually happen at night with few witnesses and low visibility. The at-fault driver may not even remember the crash. Of course, the insurance company will use this confusion as an opportunity to reduce or deny your claim. They know that under North Carolina law, if they can argue that you were even partially responsible for the accident, that’s enough for them to get away without paying at all.
That’s why you need to contact us right away. We know how to cut through the confusion and find out what happened. We’ll talk to witnesses – not just people who saw the crash itself, but also witnesses who may have seen the other driver before the crash and could testify that he or she appeared tired. We’ll also investigate physical evidence from the crash scene. Sleeping drivers usually don’t hit the brakes, which means there will be a notable lack of skid marks.
Once we have the evidence that proves the other driver as at fault, we’ll go to the insurance company with a demand for the full amount of compensation you are owed for your injuries. Often, they’re willing to cooperate. If not, we’re ready to take them to trial.