In today’s sleep-deprived society, drowsy driving is a major road risk for people of all ages, but teens are especially vulnerable. Teens frequently get behind the wheel without adequate sleep, which can lead to dangerous collisions. If you have been the victim of a car crash involving a drowsy teen driver, a car accident lawyer near Douglasville can help you get compensation.
Watch this video to see the impact of sleep deprivation on teen drivers. Failing to get adequate sleep can slow reaction times and the ability to make defensive driving moves. If you have a teen driver, talk to him or her about the importance of not driving when drowsy. If you have been involved in an accident with a teen driver, talk to a car accident lawyer or a personal injury attorney about whiplash injuries, property damage, and other possible issues.
Kenneth R. Bernard Jr. serves as the Managing Partner of Sherrod & Bernard, P.C. A native of Douglas County, Kenneth earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia. He then served his country as a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. After his service, Ken returned home and joined forces with John Sherrod to launch Sherrod & Bernard, P.C., a law firm with a mission of providing superior legal services with a neighborly touch. In addition to his practice, Ken has served on several boards and committees, including three terms as Chairman of the University System of Georgia Foundation, Inc.