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Lee Hurwitz is an associate attorney focusing his practice on toxic tort, product liability, transportation and food and beverage. He has extensive experience handling …

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Driver Fatigue: A Leading Cause of Accidents and Death in the Transportation Industry

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Quite often, the news portrays drunk driving as the main culprit of accidents resulting in serious injury, or even death. However, drowsiness and fatigued drivers make up a substantial chunk of injuries resulting from accidents on a yearly basis.

According to a recent review of the serious nature of driver fatigue, anywhere from 100,000 to 328,000 accidents per year are caused by tired drivers. Of those accidents, approximately 6,400 people die annually from an accident caused by a fatigued driver. More »

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