Fatigued Drivers

Attorney Doug Goyen The NHTSA states that in 2013 drowsy drivers caused 72,000 auto accidents, 44,000 injuries, and 800 fatalities confirmed – and that up to 6000 fatalities per year may be the real number as driving while fatigued is likely underreported. One survey has shown that some 4% of people have admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel in the past 30 days.

Driving while fatigued is a major issue in the US. In addition to the obvious danger of falling asleep behind the wheel, people do not make proper decisions while fatigued, their reaction time is slower, they are unable to pay attention to their driving.

If you were injured in an accident due to a fatigued driver, call our auto accident lawyer at (972) 599 4100.

Call For A Free Case Review (972) 599 4100


Car crashed The Texas Department of Transportation shows that in 2019 there were 9,198 reported accidents caused by fatigued or sleeping drivers. 156 people were killed in those accidents and 3,706 people were injured.

People who are at risk for driving while fatigued are commercial drivers who drive 18 wheelers or other commercial vehicles, people who work long or late shifts, people with sleep disorders like narcolepsy or sleep apnea, people who take prescriptions that make them drowsy, and alcohol. Warning signs that someone is fatigued are yawning or blinking often, missing turns, weaving in your lane, and going onto the side of the highway, and hitting the rumble strip.


People who drive have a duty of care when they drive. If they are driving while fatigued they are more likely to violate their duty to follow the rules of the road and more likely to cause car wrecks. Investigations into collisions can uncover evidence that shows whether a driver was driving while fatigued. If a driver causes a car accident injury due to driving while fatigued they are responsible for any damage they have caused.

Call For A Free Case Review (972) 599 4100


Car accidents can result in serious injuries that have a long-term impact on a person’s life. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Doug Goyen understand how devastating some of these injuries can be, which is why we fight for the full amount of compensation our clients deserve in order for them to receive the best medical care possible. The following are examples of common serious injuries sustained in car accidents:

Car accident victims may experience delayed symptoms at times, which is why you should never delay seeking medical attention. Concussion symptoms, for example, often take longer to manifest and may not be apparent immediately following a crash, especially with all of the adrenaline coursing through your system. It is critical that you see a medical professional as soon as possible after being involved in a collision to prevent any injuries from worsening.

Call For A Free Case Review (972) 599 4100


If you are able to file a claim for damages, we will assist you in determining which types and amounts to include in your initial demand letter to the at-fault party. Every car accident case is different, with different damages and losses suffered by survivors. Seeking an appropriate amount can improve your chances of obtaining a successful insurance settlement. A Dallas auto accident lawyer from the Law Office of Doug Goyen can review your case and determine an appropriate settlement amount. We can assist you in obtaining this amount or more from an insurance company or another defendant.

If you were seriously injured or a loved one died in a car accident in Texas, your case could be worth a lot of money. Do not allow an insurance company to persuade you to settle for less than your case’s true potential value. Retain an attorney from our firm to assist you in fighting for the compensation you require to move forward in comfort and confidence. During a free initial consultation a personal injury lawyer in Dallas will review your case.

Call For A Free Case Review (972) 599 4100


The Law Office of Doug Goyen has decades of experience representing victims in car accident injury cases. Attorney Goyen is a Dallas car accident lawyer who has settled thousands of cases and obtained millions of dollars for his clients. Protect your rights. Contact our office before you speak to the insurance company. Our priority is to our clients and ensuring they receive the maximum compensation they can recover in car accident injury cases.


If you are looking for a Dallas auto accident attorney, call (972) 599 4100. We offer free phone consultations. We also provide a free strategy session. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, legal issues involved, and legal issues we identify as being critical to maximizing the compensation owed.


You owe us nothing if we are unable to recover. We charge a contingency fee structured to take a percentage of what we recover. As a performance-based contract, the better we do for you, the better we do for ourselves. This aligns our interests in the case with our client’s interests.


Law Office of Doug Goyen
15851 Dallas Pkwy #605
Addison, Texas 75001
(972) 599 4100 phone
(972) 398 2629 fax

Directions to our office: We are on the southbound side of the service road to the Tollway. Stay on the Dallas North Tollway until you come to the Keller Springs exit. Take the Keller Spring exit. Stay on the service road on the southbound side and go just past Keller Springs. Our office is the 2nd building south of Keller Springs, located on the service road to the North Dallas Tollway in the Madison Business Center on the 6th floor.

By Doug Goyen, douggoyen@goyenlaw.com

Call For A Free Case Review (972) 599 4100

Related Dallas Motor Vehicle Accident Pages:

Related Causes of Accidents Pages:

Causes of Auto Accidents

Other Useful Auto Accident Pages:

Client Reviews
You want a great lawyer who keeps you informed on whats going on speaks with you personally and gets the job done call Doug Goyen. He is excellent & very professional you wont go wrong choosing him!! Thanks again for all your help Mr. Goyen! Socorro V.
Very efficient staff. I am VERY pleased with this firm. Gina W.
Very professional job handling my accident claim. I had some ER bills, and some visits to my ortho after (and various other bills that kept coming in). I was afraid I was going to get stuck owing money, but Doug Goyen took care of the case and had everything paid, including compensating me for the injury. Great lawyer IMO. I felt like my case was taken care of very well. Thx!! Bernard M.
Doug is a great attorney. He took care of my auto accident claim promptly, and answered any questions I had. I also had one of my hospital bills go into collections for non-payment. I was able to contact Doug a year after the accident, and received a copy of the check the hospital claimed they didn’t receive. I highly recommend this guy. David J.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen helped me recovery every bit I was owed on my claim. Very happy I used them. They knew what they were doing, and kept me informed. I felt taken care of the whole way. You wont go wrong using them. Arthur H.
Mr. Goyen helped me take on my own insurance company, the great and mighty Allstate. My prior firm basically dumped me, with a permanent injury because the case didn’t meet their financial guidelines for a settlement. I was a bicycle rider hit by a car driver at an intersection, and Allstate was the company on BOTH SIDES OF THE CLAIM. My own insurance company tried to throw me under the bus to limit their payout! Without Mr. Goyen’s help, I would have been left with NOTHING! I had thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills, unable to receive treatment to correct the issue. He was unafraid and helped me get the best settlement I could … I am tremendously thankful! Pamala M.