Sleep Apnea Driving Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control, sleep apnea is on the rise. Many who suffer from sleep apnea wake up as many as 100 times every night, and tend to experience chronic fatigue.
A recent study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that people with sleep apnea were approximately two and a half times more likely to be drivers in a motor vehicle accident. In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates that approximately 28% of all truck drivers have sleep apnea.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a motor vehicle accident involving driver fatigue, it may be tied to sleep apnea. Buchanan Law can help.
At Buchanan Law, we have aggressively protected the rights of personal injury victims for more than two decades. Attorney Deena Buchanan has been a personal injury plaintiff, so she understands the impact it can have on every aspect of your life. She’s also been a defense attorney in personal injury litigation, so she knows the ways that insurance companies and their lawyers prepare their cases.
Call us today to schedule a free consultation with my team. We fight for our clients throughout New Mexico from our Albuquerque office.
Deena is a proven trial attorney, with experience serving as lead counsel on a number of multi-million-dollar personal injury claims, including wrongful death actions. She’s known and respected by colleagues, clients and judges for her composure and calm demeanor at all times.
Though attorney Buchanan has represented clients in more than 20 states, she currently focuses her personal injury practice on claims arising in New Mexico. She has a thorough knowledge of New Mexico laws and procedures, and extensive experience working with judges in the courts throughout the state. We have a physical office in Albuquerque, but are happy to meet with you in-person anywhere in the state.
Because we recognize that every case is different, we’ll listen closely to learn what happened to you and what you need to be fully compensated for your losses. We’ll keep you up-to-date on all developments in your case, and carefully explain your options and prospects for success, so that you can make informed decisions. To set up a free initial consultation, call our offices at 505-900-3559 or contact us online.
Our Representation in Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by Sleep Apnea
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver, we’ll immediately investigate the physical health of the other party, seeking to determine whether he or she was suffering from sleep apnea. We will also investigate whether the at-fault party’s doctor had knowledge of the condition (or should have had knowledge) and failed to prescribe a CPAP or other remedy.
We’ll help you seek damages for all your losses, including income and wages, physical pain and suffering, loss of companionship or consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and unreimbursed medical expenses. We take claims involving any type of injury, from whiplash and other soft-tissue trauma to serious and catastrophic loss, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, paralysis, burns, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and amputation or loss of limb. Attorney Buchanan also handles wrongful death claims.
Contact an Experienced New Mexico Personal Injury Attorney
Protect your rights when another driver causes an accident because of sleep apnea. To schedule a meeting or set up a free initial consultation, contact us by e-mail or call us at 505-900-3559. Evening and weekend appointments are available, upon request. We accept all major credit cards.
We take all sleep-apnea based motor vehicle accident claims on a contingent fee basis. We won’t assess any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.